Jackson scores 32 as Storm beats LA, 69-67

SEATTLE(AP) Lauren Jackson had 32 points and eight rebounds as the Seattle Storm withstood a late rally to beat the Los Angeles Sparks 69-67 Friday night.

Sue Bird scored 15 and Wright had eight points and eight rebounds for Seattle (6-2), which won its third consecutive game.

Tina Thompson scored 20 points and Marie Ferdinand-Harris and DeLisha Milton-Jones had 10 apiece for Los Angeles (2-5). The Sparks dropped to 0-5 on the road.

Los Angeles rallied from a 16-point, second-half deficit to tie the game twice in the fourth quarter, including 61-61 on a basket by Ferdinand-Harris with 3:40 remaining.

But Jackson responded with her third 3-pointer of the game and an inside basket to give Seattle a 66-61 lead.

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