Tina Thompson hit a key 3-pointer with 5:44 remaining and the Los Angeles Sparks went on to a 70-63 victory over the Seattle Storm in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series Wednesday night.
Storm 82, Sparks 47
Iziane Castro Marques scored 19 points and Lauren Jackson had 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Seattle Storm to an 82-47 rout of the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday.
All-Star starter Lauren Jackson burned the Sparks again, scoring 11 of her 23 points in the third quarter to help the Seattle Storm pull away from Los Angeles 90-71 on Tuesday night.
Chamique Holdsclaw scored 17 of her 23 points in the second half and Tamicha Jackson made two key plays late to help the Washington Mystics defeat the Seattle Storm 72-69 Wednesday night.