Nneka Ogwumike had a career-high 38 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Atlanta Dream, 84-75, on Thursday at Staples Center.
Ogwumike, the league leader in field-goal percentage at 68.3%, was 13 of 14 from the field and 12 of 14 at the free-throw line.
After Atlanta pulled to within three points, 76-73, with two minutes left, Ogwumike made a layup and had a blocked shot on the Dream's next possession. She sealed it with six consecutive free throws in the final minute.
Candace Parker added 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Los Angeles (15-1), which is top-ranked in...