June 4, 2012 in Sports

Storm fall again to Sparks

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES – Nneka Ogwumike scored with 2.5 seconds remaining to lift the Los Angeles Sparks to a 67-65 victory over the Seattle Storm on Sunday night.

Ogwumike took an inbound pass and made a right hand running shot over Ann Wauters as the Sparks beat Seattle for the third time in 16 days.

Los Angeles (5-1) prevailed despite shooting a season-worst 34.9 percent from the field. Kristi Toliver led the Sparks with 23 points and Candace Parker added 16 points and 13 rebounds.

Toliver’s left-hand drive rattled in for a 65-63 lead with 12.6 seconds to go before Seattle’s Camille Little tied it on a putback.

Katie Smith led Seattle (1-4) with 19 points and Sue Bird added 12.

The Sparks rallied from 21 points down against the Storm on opening night and recorded a wire-to-wire 13-point victory four days later.

Before the game a moment of silence was observed for former Sparks coach and NBA player Orlando Woolridge, who died late Thursday.

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