Sparks vs Dream Final: 80-77 - Recap
Candace Parker went off for 26 points and added 8 rebounds leading Los Angeles over Atlanta, 80-77, on Friday at STAPLES Center.
Los Angeles did not, however, defeat the Dream against the spread, which closed at 3.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 159.5.
Los Angeles got 15 points from Jantel Lavender and another 14 points from Kristi Toliver. Nneka Ogwumike contributed 8 assists, while Nneka Ogwumike cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
Atlanta got 21 points from Erika de Souza in a losing cause and another 12 points from Angel McCoughtry. Sancho Lyttle contributed 8 assists for the Dream, while Sancho Lyttle had 12 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Los Angeles were victorious, as the score was 37-31 at the break.
Atlanta won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 46-41.
Los Angeles heads into a battle against the Stars. Atlanta, meanwhile, will have their next action against Chicago.