INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike had 22 points, six rebounds and six steals to lead Los Angeles past Indiana.
Candace Parker sat out for Los Angeles (8-7) because of an ankle injury.
Chiney Ogwumike added 19 points and nine rebounds to help Los Angeles snap a three-game road losing streak. Chelsea Gray had 15 points and six assists. Los Angeles led 45-35 at halftime and scored 31 points in the third quarter for a 76-52 advantage.
Sun 79, Mercury 64
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Connecticut Sun beat the Phoenix Mercury 79-64 on Friday night to spoil Diana Taurasi’s season debut.
Taurasi, the former UConn star and the WNBA’s career scoring leader, played 16 minutes and scored five points —all from the free-throw line — in her first game since offseason back surgery.
DREAM 60, LYNX 53
ATLANTA (AP) — Elizabeth Williams scored 17 points, Alex Bentley added 10, including a late 3-pointer, and Atlanta beat Minnesota to spoil Sylvia Fowles’ history-making game.
Fowles had 12 points and 12 rebounds, giving her 157 career double-doubles to tie the WNBA record set by Lisa Leslie (1997-2009).
STORM 85, WINGS 81
SEATTLE (AP) — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 8 points and Injury-plagued Seattle Storm cruised PAST Dallas to snap a three-game skid.
The defending champion Storm were without three-fifths of last year’s starting lineup: reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart (Achilles), Sue Bird (knee) and Jewell Loyd (ankle) — who was named an All-Star game starter Thursday.
SKY 99, LIBERTY 83
CHICAGO (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot scored 17 points and tied her season high with 12 assists in Chicago’s victory over New York.
Jantel Lavender also scored 17 points for the Sky (8-8). Diamond DeShields added 16 points, Allie Quigley 14 and Stefanie Dolson had 13 points and nine rebounds. Kia Nurse led New York (7-9) with 18 points.