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Abby Bishop scores career-high 18 to lead the Storm over the Sparks 60-54


LOS ANGELES — 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 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.

led the Sparks (0-2) with 12 points and nine rebounds. and each added 10 points.

The Sparks were again without Candace Parker, and who also missed the season-opening 86-61 loss at Seattle on June 6.

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