Los Angeles Sparks

Nneka Ogwumike leads Sparks to 88-81 defeat of Fever

Nneka Ogwumike leads Sparks to 88-81 defeat of Fever

Nneka Ogwumike had 21 points, six rebounds and eight assists to lead the Los Angeles Sparks past the Indiana Fever, 88-81, on Sunday night at Staples Center. 

Candace Parker added 19 points and Kristi Toliver had 18 for Los Angeles (24-5). The Sparks are tied atop the Western Conference standings with Minnesota (24-5), which plays at Los Angeles on Tuesday night. 

Erica Wheeler scored 20 points, Shenise Johnson finished with 19 and Tamika Catchings added 16 for Indiana (13-15). 

The Sparks were ahead by 11 points, 42-31, late in the second quarter but Indiana closed the half on a 10-4 run to pull to 46-41.

Candace Parker scored six consecutive...

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