Los Angeles 73, Indiana 68
Leslie Leads Sparks to 20th Win of Season
Leslie scored 23 points and Temeka Johnson added 15 for the Sparks, who became the first team to reach 20 wins with a 73-68 triumph over the Indiana Fever.
A two-time league MVP, Leslie made 10-of-17 shots from the floor on Saturday and scored 17 of her points in the second half.
After Tamika Catchings hit a layup to give the Fever a 64-63 lead with 2:18 remaining, Leslie made consecutive baskets to put the Sparks on top with 1:28 left.
Tamika Whitmore drew Indiana closer with a layup with 36 seconds to go before Leslie buried a jumper five seconds later for a 69-66 edge.
After Whitmore made a pair of free throws for the Fever with 25 seconds left, Chamique Holdsclaw and Johnson sealed the win by making 4-of-4 free throws.
Catchings scored 27 points and Tully Bevilaqua added 14 for the Fever, who lost for just the second time in 11 home games this season.
Next Games: The Sparks are in Houston and the Fever host the Monarchs; both games on Tuesday.