Los Angeles 76, Seattle 63
Jul. 28, 2000
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) _ Lisa Leslie had 18 points and seven rebounds as the Los Angeles Sparks defeated the Seattle Storm 76-63 Thursday night.
DeLisha Milton scored 13 points, and Tamecka Dixon, Allison Feaster and Mwadi Mabika added 10 each as Los Angeles (23-3) won its seventh straight game and 19th of 20.
Sonja Henning scored a career-high 19 points _ including six 3-pointers _ for Seattle (4-21), which lost for the eighth time in nine games. Simone Edwards added 12 points, and Kamila Vodichkova 10 for the Storm.
Los Angeles led 39-28 at halftime, and Seattle was unable to get any closer than 11 points in the second half.
Henning's two 3s, and a third by Edna Campbell, capped a 9-3 run with 4:04 left.
The Sparks responded with six unanswered points on three free throws by Leslie, two by Feaster and one by Dixon.
Los Angeles took the lead for good with a 9-1 run putting them up 19-12 with 11:10 remaining in the first half.
Dixon and Mabika each made 3-pointers as the Sparks outscored Seattle 12-3 to increased the lead to 33-19 with 4:10 left in the half.