Parker, Ogwumike lead Sparks to 95-74 win over Wings
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candace Parker had 23 points and 10 rebounds while Nneka Ogwumike scored 22 points to help the Los Angeles Sparks cruise to a 95-74 win over the Dallas Wings on Sunday.
Parker and Ogwumike combined to shoot 20 of 25 from the field.
Chelsea Gray added 16 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for Los Angeles (17-6).
Parker, who had a triple-double in her last game, scored the first six points in an 8-0 run that made it 10-3 and the Sparks led the rest of the way. Two free throws by Riquna Williams pushed the lead to 16 late in the first quarter before Dallas scored 11 of the final 15 first-half points to trail 49-42. Gray had 12 points as L.A. outscored the Wings 30-18 in the third quarter and the Sparks led by at least 20 for all but a few seconds of the fourth.
Aerial Powers led Dallas (11-14) with a career-high 23 points. Skylar Diggins-Smith and Allisha Gray scored 14 apiece.
Los Angeles shot 58 percent from the field, hit all 11 of its free-throw attempts and set season highs with 40 made field goals and 28 assists.