LOS ANGELES (AP) – Nneka Ogwumike had a season-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Chelsea Gray had her first career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Washington Mystics 98-81 on Sunday.
Ogwumike shot 11 of 15 from the field and hit a career-high five 3-pointers and Gray finished with 13 points, a career-best 10 rebounds and 13 assists. It was just the ninth triple-double in WNBA history.
Elena Delle Donne, Washington’s leading scorer (17.2 points per game) this season, left the game in the first minute with a facial injury and did not return.
Riquna Williams added 19 points, including five 3s, and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 12 for Los Angeles (7-6).
Ogwumike hit a 3-pointer to make it 10-7 midway through the first quarter and the Sparks led the rest of the way. She finished the quarter with four 3-pointers – matching her previous career high – and 14 points, and Williams scored 10, as L.A. took a 29-21 lead into the second.