CARSON, CA.—Sue Bird scored 22 points and the Seattle Storm beat the Los Angeles Sparks 79-75 Saturday night in the WNBA's second outdoor game.
Lauren Jackson had 17 points and nine rebounds, Camille Little scored 16 points and Swin Cash had 12 to help Seattle (7-1) win its third straight.
Candace Parker led the Sparks (1-6) with 24 points and eight rebounds, Tina Thompson had 17 points and Kristi Tolliver added 15.
The Storm took control of the game 3 minutes into the second quarter.
Los Angeles trailed by 16 in the fourth quarter before pulling to 69-66 when Thompson's layup capped an 18-6 run.
However, Bird made two critical jumpers, including a 3-pointer, to help Seattle hold on at the tennis stadium of the Home Depot Center.