1 2 3 4 F Los Angeles Sparks (10-4) 20 16 19 16 71 SA Silver Stars (5-5) 26 16 26 23 91
Young leads Silver Stars 91-71
LOS ANGELES (AP) Sophia Young scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures as the San Antonio Silver Stars handed the Los Angeles Sparks their first defeat at home, 91-71 Sunday night.
The Silver Stars (5-5) led wire to wire and snapped a four-game road losing streak. They won consecutive games for the first time this season and improved to 2-0 against Los Angeles.
The Sparks (10-4) were attempting to start 7-0 at home for the first time since 2006. They had won eight consecutive at home dating to last season.
Young scored 13 points in the second half. She made jumpers to give San Antonio leads of 76-60 and 80-64. Shameka Christon matched a season-high with 16 points. Danielle Robinson added 14 points and Becky Hammon 12 points and 10 assists.
Candace Parker returned for the Sparks after she sat out Saturday with a sore knee, but was held to five points and four rebounds in the second half. She finished with 15 points and 15 rebounds.
The Sparks, the second-best free throw shooting team in the WNBA, made only 8 of 18 attempts.
San Antonio induced Los Angeles into six fouls in the third quarter as Young led a balanced attack with seven points and four rebounds. Hammon made a 3-pointer to beat the 24-second clock to cap a 7-0 run for a 54-44 lead.
The Silver Stars took a 42-36 lead into halftime after they weathered a 12-3 run by the Sparks late in the second quarter.
Christon scored 11 points in the first half, including three 3-pointers in the first quarter, before she sat out the entire second quarter. Parker had 10 points and 11 rebounds in the first half.
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