LOS ANGELES -- Mwadi Mabika scored 22 points as the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Houston Comets 65-54 on Saturday to extend their WNBA-record winning streak to 18.
DeLisha Milton added 11 points and Ukari Figgs had 10 for the Sparks (27-3). Lisa Leslie, limited to 23 minutes because of foul trouble, scored seven points - matching her season low.
The victory also extended Los Angeles' WNBA-record home winning streak to 22 games over the past two seasons.
The Sparks pulled away with a 13-2 run early in the second half. Mabika began the spurt with consecutive 3-pointers, putting Los Angeles ahead 31-28.
The lead increased to 38-30 with 15:41 to play on Figgs' 3-pointer and layups by Latasha Byears and Tamecka Dixon.
The Sparks took their biggest lead, 47-34, with 12:01 left on Leslie's 3-point play that completed a 9-2 run.
The Comets responded with six straight points, pulling to 47-40, but were unable to get any closer.
Janeth Arcain scored 16 of her 20 in the second half for Houston (18-12), which fell into a tie for second with idle Utah in the race for second place in the Western Conference.
Tina Thompson added 11 and Tiffani Johnson 10.
Byears had a career-high 17 rebounds as Los Angeles outrebounded Houston 43-24, including a 26-11 second-half edge.
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