Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike lead the Los Angeles Sparks part the number one Minnesota Lynx by 16 points. The team are sending a message as the WNBA playoffs begins next Thursday. Parker ended the game with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assist with teammate Ogwumike ended her rookie season with also 22 points, 11 rebounds with 2 assist.
” I think we have the upper hand when it comes to playing at home but we also want to win on the road, “ said Ogwumike. She added, “These four wins at home are great momentum going into the postseason.”
Minnesota would suffer they lowest team shooting percentage all season with 35% from the floor and 22% from the three point line. Monica Wright led the Minnesota with 19 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist.Â Devereaux Peters followed her with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 1 assist.
Minnesota Head Coach Cheryl Reeve said about Minnesota’s play, “We didn’t play very well, we didn’t defend.”
The Los Angeles Spark will be getting a week off from play as they prepare for the first round of the WNBA playoffs which will start next Thursday, September 27 at 7:00PM. They will face the third seed San Antonio Silver Stars with the game will be played at USC’s Galen Center due to an event scheduled at the Staples Center.
Los Angeles Sparks First Round Playoff Schedule:
Game 1 Thursday, September 27 – Los Angeles Sparks vs San Antonio Silver Stars Â at Galen Center, 7PM
Game 2 Saturday, September 29 -Â Los Angeles Sparks vs San Antonio Silver Stars Â at AT&T Center, 12PM
*Game 3 Monday, October 1 -Â Los Angeles Sparks vs San Antonio Silver Stars Â at Staples Center, 7:30PM