Sparks beat Fever to snap three-game road skid

Chiney Ogwumike, Nneka Ogwumike
Nneka Ogwumike, right, and Chiney Ogwumike — shown here May 31 — both had strong games Friday night in the Sparks’ 90-84 victory over the Fever. Nneka had 22 points, six rebounds and six steals, and her sister Chiney finished with 19 points and nine rebounds.
(Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

Nneka Ogwumike had 22 points, six rebounds and six steals to lead the Los Angeles Sparks past the Indiana Fever 90-84 on Friday night.

Candace Parker sat out for Los Angeles (8-7) because of an ankle injury.

Chiney Ogwumike added 19 points and nine rebounds to help Los Angeles snap a three-game road losing streak. Chelsea Gray had 15 points and six assists. Los Angeles led 45-35 at halftime and scored 31 points in the third quarter for a 76-52 advantage.

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Erica Wheeler and Shenise Johnson each scored 11 points for Indiana (6-11), which lost for the 10th time in 13 games. The Fever turned it over 20 times.

Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw sat courtside.

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