Sparks wipe out 15-point deficit to beat Mystics, 93-91
Candace Parker posted her 12th double-double in 15 games and Nneke Ogwumike did the same in her first game back from injury after missing seven games to power the Los Angeles Sparks to a 93-91 win over the Washington Mystics on Thursday night.
Parker finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds while Ogwumike had 24 points and 10 boards as the Sparks overcame a 15-point deficit in the first half to earn their fifth win in six games.
Los Angeles (13-18) has won 10 of 15 games since Parker returned from an injury and the Sparks now have a 3 1/2-game lead over Seattle for the fourth Western Conference playoff spot.
Washington (16-14) has lost five of its last six, a streak compounded by a back injury to Kara Lawson, who missed her fourth straight game.
Emma Meesseman had 19 points and Ivory Latta added 18 to lead Washington.
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