Sparks' bench poured it on the Lynx, as they win 97-81
Bradenton, FL- The Los Angeles Sparks kept the gas on the pedal, as they beat the Minnesota Lynx 97-81.
After having a double-digit lead in the first half, the Sparks let their guard down and let the Lynx get back into the game. The Sparks could not stop Bridget Carleton, who was on fire. Carleton was hitting from every spot on the court and the Sparks had no answer for her or Crystal Dangerfield. The Sparks tried their best to contain Dangerfield, but she was getting into the soft spot of the Sparks' defense and making her shot effortlessly. At the end of the third quarter, the Sparks was clinging on to a six-point lead, 66-60.
In the 4th quarter, the Sparks went on a 10-4 run to extend their lead to double digits. Riquna Williams was a huge factor with the Sparks extending their lead. She went 3 of 4 from the three-point strike and had a monster game in total for the Sparks. The Sparks' bench put in work against the Lynx, as they had 45-5 points from their bench and shot 66% from the field.
Parker was one point away from getting a triple-double. She finished the game with 11 points, 9 assists, and 10 rebounds. Williams finished the game with 21 points, 1 assist, and 1 rebound.
Here is what coach Fisher had to say about the bench production that he saw today against the Lynx.