INDIANAPOLIS, June 28 (Ticker) -- After setting a dubious record in their previous game, Tamika Whitmore helped the Los Angeles Sparks avoid another embarrassing collapse.

Whitmore converted a three-point play with 41 seconds remaining as the Sparks held on for a 61-58 victory over the Indiana Fever, which had its six-game home winning streak snapped.

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Indiana tied the contest at 58-58 on a layup by Jenni Benningfield with 1:23 to play, but Whitmore followed a miss by Tamecka Dixon for the game-winner. The Fever's Tully Bevilaqua then missed two 3-pointers, the second rimming out as time expired.

After squandering a 25-point lead against Detroit on Sunday in a 79-73 loss - the largest comeback victory in league history - Los Angeles (8-6) held a 39-29 lead with 17 minutes left in this one.

Despite shooting 31 percent (21-of-67), Indiana (8-5) kept battling and took a 45-43 lead with just over nine minutes to play on a layup by Tan White.

Chamique Holdsclaw scored 17 points and hit all seven of her free throws, and Whitmore added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Sparks, who have won seven of eight all time against the Fever.

Kelly Miller had 12 points and Bevilaqua chipped in 11 for Indiana, which forced 21 turnovers and held the Sparks to 41 percent (22-of-56) shooting. However, star Tamika Catchings, who shot just 1-of-9 in a 57-55 triumph over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday, shot 4-of-17 in this one.