Sparks’ hot streak halted by Wings
Missed three-pointers and poor rebounding hurt L.A., which had won four straight.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Glory Johnson had 23 points and 13 rebounds and Karima Christmas-Kelly scored 17 points to help the Dallas Wings beat the Sparks 85-79 on Sunday.
Skylar Diggins-Smith had eight of her 14 points in the fourth quarter and Aerial Powers finished with 12 for Dallas (13-14).
Johnson made a jumper to give the Wings the lead for good. It came during a 10-2 run that made it 81-73 when Diggins-Smith made a layup after a steal by Theresa Plaisance.
Chelsea Gray made two free throws to trim the Sparks’ deficit to 83-79 with 35 seconds left, but DigginsSmith answered with two foul shots nine seconds later to seal it.
Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike led the Sparks (18-7) with 21 points apiece, while Odyssey Sims scored 14 and Gray added 12.
The Sparks missed 13 of their 15 three-point attempts and were outrebounded 47-31, including 16-4 on the offensive glass.
The Sparks had their four-game win streak broken.