Bishop leads Storm past Sparks with career-high 18
LOS ANGELES (AP) Abby Bishop scored 13 of her career-high 18 points in the second half and the Seattle Storm rallied to beat the Los Angeles Sparks 60-54 on Sunday.
Bishop scored back-to-back baskets to put the Storm (2-2) up 53-50 with 4:18 left in the game - their first lead since the opening minutes.
The rookie and No. 1 draft pick Jewell Loyd added Seattle's final six points to help them snap a two-game losing streak. She finished 4 of 10 from the field after entering the game averaging 5.0 points on 5-for-31 shooting. Loyd was playing in front of mentor Kobe Bryant, who took in the game with Sparks owner Magic Johnson. The pair sat courtside for the game.
Jantel Lavender led the Sparks (0-2) with 12 points and nine rebounds. Erin Phillips and Alana Beard each added 10 points.
The Sparks were again without Candace Parker, Kristi Toliver and Nneka Ogwumike who also missed the season-opening 86-61 loss at Seattle on June 6.