The Los Angeles Sparks came into this game having won their previous five games in a row. The Connecticut Sun won five of their previous six games, coming off a loss to the Dallas Wings on Sunday. In the end, the Sparks captured their sixth win in a row beating the Sun 87-79.
Nneka Ogwumike led all scorers with 21 points. Overall the Sparks finished with all five of their starters in double figures. Candace Parker commented on the win, “There are some things we got to tidy up, putting teams away. That’s been our Achilles’ heel this year. To beat a good Connecticut team on the road is huge.”
For the Sun, Jasmine Thomas had 19 points with three assists, followed by Courtney Williams as the second highest scorer for the team with 14 points. Regarding the loss, Sun Head Coach Curt Miller stated, “Part of the problem was we were so inefficient in the paint tonight. We shot under thirty-three percent in the paint.”
The Sparks next face the Atlanta Dream on Friday, June 30th, while the Sun host the Seattle Storm on Thursday, June 29th.
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