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Recap - Sparks Defeat Minnesota 82-74

Los Angeles got 19 points from Candace Parker en route to an 82-74 victory over Minnesota on Friday at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles was the ATS victor, as they covered the 2.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 156.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Los Angeles got 15 points from Tina Thompson and another 11 points from Noelle Quinn. Noelle Quinn contributed 4 assists, while Candace Parker cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Minnesota got 21 points from Maya Moore in a losing cause and another 11 points from Lindsay Whalen. Lindsay Whalen contributed 5 assists for the Lynx, while Rebekkah Brunson had 12 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Minnesota were victorious, as the score was 43-37 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Los Angeles as they grabbed 41 boards, while Minnesota only had 33.