Sparks hand Fever 5th straight loss, 80-62
Jul. 18, 2017
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chelsea Gray scored 16 points while Nneka Ogwumike added 14 points and 12 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 80-62 on Monday night.
Odyssey Sims' three-point play capped Los Angeles' 16-2 second-quarter run to build a 42-29 lead and Indiana only scored 12 points in the third. The Fever went on a 7-0 run in the fourth to pull to 68-59 but Gray answered with a jumper, and Riquna Williams' steal and fast-break layup extended Los Angeles' lead to 13 points.
Candace Parker had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Sparks, who are second in the WNBA with 14 wins and five losses. Alana Beard scored five points to reach 4,500 career points.
Briann January scored 12 points for Indiana (7-12), which has lost five straight. The Fever made six of their seven 3s in the first half.
It was the first regular season game on a Monday since these two teams played each other on July 28, 2014.
On Tuesday, last-place San Antonio travels to Atlanta and Seattle hosts Chicago, which is at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings.