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72 - 66 Final
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Toliver helps Sparks rally past Storm

May 19, 2012 - 4:33 AM Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Kristi Toliver netted 25 points and dished out six assists and the Los Angeles Sparks opened the 2012 WNBA season by rallying to a 72-66 win over the Seattle Storm on Friday.

Seattle led by as many as 21 points in the third quarter and took a 56-42 advantage into the final stanza. But Los Angeles, led by Toliver who poured in 10 in the fourth, outscored the Storm 30-10 in the last 12 minutes.

Candace Parker was the only other double-digit scorer for Los Angeles, which failed to make the postseason in 2011 after registering a 15-19 record.

Ann Wauters had 17 points and seven rebounds while Sue Bird added 15 points, five boards and five assists for Seattle, which 21-13 and earned a No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs a year ago, but fell to the Phoenix Mercury in three games in the semifinals.

Los Angeles tallied 30 points on 27 Seattle turnovers.








  • LOS ANGELES: 72
    SEATTLE: 66
    Final

    May 19 12:05 AM
  • 176
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 61 roots (Close Finish)

    Sparks 62, Storm 62  4th - 2:53May 18 11:52 PM
  • 115
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 61 roots (Close Finish)

    Sparks 58, Storm 62  4th - 4:08May 18 11:51 PM
  • 54
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    RUWTbot Added 54 roots (Close Finish)

    Sparks 54, Storm 58  4th - 5:18May 18 11:48 PM


  • LOS ANGELES: 24
    SEATTLE: 35
    Halftime

    May 18 10:55 PM


  • LOS ANGELES: 0
    SEATTLE: 0
    1st Quarter - 10:00

    May 18 10:09 PM