Sparks’ hot streak halted by Wings

Missed three-point­ers and poor re­bound­ing hurt L.A., which had won four straight.

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - As­so­ci­ated press

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.

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