Sparks Down Tulsa 71-66 - Match Report
Los Angeles earned a 71-66 victory over Tulsa on Tuesday, getting 23 points from Ticha Penicheiro at STAPLES Center.
Los Angeles won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 10.5-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 151.5.
Los Angeles got 12 points from Tina Thompson and another 12 points from Natasha Lacy. Ticha Penicheiro contributed 7 assists, while Ebony Hoffman cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
Tulsa got 18 points from Tiffany Jackson in a losing cause and another 16 points from Elizabeth Cambage. Sheryl Swoopes contributed 4 assists for the Shock, while Amber Holt had 6 rebounds.
The Sparks hit the break leading 31-27 before taking care of business in the second half.
Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 33-30.
Next game, Los Angeles takes its act home to face Phoenix looking for another win. For Tulsa, they head on the road to face Seattle.