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Sparks end two-game losing streak with big win in Washington

Sparks end two-game losing streak with big win in Washington

Nneka Ogwumike had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Candace Parker added 18 points and six assists and the Los Angeles Sparks ended a two-game skid with a 95-75 win over the Washington Mystics on Friday night. 

Ogwumike was six of seven from the field and 11 of 12 from the free-throw line. Rookie Evgeniia Belyakova added a career-high 12 points and Jantel Lavender scored 11 for the Sparks (21-3). 

Essence Carson and Belyakova each hit three-pointers during an 18-4 run that gave Los Angeles a 29-16 lead with nine minutes left in the first half and the Sparks led by at least eight the rest of the way. 

Emma Meesseman scored 16 points and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt...

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