Seattle 75, Los Angeles 67
Lennox Scores 27 as Seattle Snaps Sparks’ Win Streak
LOS ANGELES, June 28 (Ticker) -- Betty Lennox had 27 points and eight rebounds and the Seattle Storm took control in the second quarter en route to a 75-67 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks, who had an eight-game winning streak stopped.
Sue Bird added 11 points for the Storm, who improved to 2-0 against the Sparks this season. Los Angeles also lost for the first time in eight games at the STAPLES Center, leaving Detroit (6-0) and Indiana (6-0) as the only unbeaten home teams.
It was a rough night for Sparks star Lisa Leslie, who battled foul trouble and scored 15 points while committing five turnovers. The WNBA Player of the Week in each of the last two weeks, Leslie scored a career-high 41 points in Sunday's win over San Antonio.
Lennox made 11-of-21 shots and also collected four steals.
Seattle used an 18-7 run to start the second quarter to open a commanding 37-20 lead. The Storm led by double digits throughout much of the second half in winning for the third time in their last four games.
Tamara Moore scored 16 points for Los Angeles, which shot just 2-of-13 from the arc.
Next Games: Seattle hosts Minnesota on Saturday and Los Angeles hosts Phoenix on Friday.