Gray, Ogwumike lead Sparks to win
Chelsea Gray scored 24 points, Nneka Ogwumike added 21 and the Sparks beat the Dallas Wings 97-87 on Tuesday night at Staples Center.
Gray and Ogwumike combined to make 10 of 11 shots in the first half for 24 points. They finished 15 for 18 as the Sparks shot 57%.
Candace Parker had 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists for the Sparks (6-3), who suffered a 96-90 loss at Dallas on Friday.
The Sparks raced out to a 23-6 lead as the Wings (4-7) went scoreless for nearly five minutes in the first quarter. Dallas made four of 17 shots in the quarter.
Rookie Allisha Gray made consecutive threepoint shots in the second quarter to pull Dallas to within 36-28 and Kayla Thornton made the Wings’ fifth three-pointer of the quarter to make it a fivepoint game.