The Sparks Escapes a late Comeback By The Connecticut Sun, 81-76
Orlando- The Los Angles Sparks bigs' showed up and put on a show, as they beat the Connecticut Sun 81-76.
The fairly young Sparks team are starting to gel and get their chemistry back into order. Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike combined for 24 points and 16 rebounds. Both Parker and Ogwumike put a lot of pressure on the Sun's guards and altered a lot of shots that the Sun usually makes at a high percentage. Second chance opportunities were one of the key factors that kept the Sparks in control for most of the game. For the most part, both teams were evenly matched until the Sparks took a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter with a couple of threes by Chelsey Gray. Gray was on fire, as she scored from inside and outside of the paint. She finished the game with 15 points, 6 assists, and 2 rebounds
With under two minutes left, the Sun went on a 6-2 run to cut the deficit to a two-possession game, but two turnovers cost the Sun a potential score, as the Sparks took advantage of the two turnovers and nailed the coffin shut for the victory. Despite the loss, DeWanna Bonner was balling for the Sun. She finished the game with 34 points, 6 assists, and 14 rebounds in 34 minutes of action. The Sparks are 3-1 and now there is a little chatter going on around the league that the Sparks are starting to get their groove back and could be a team that is in the conversation with making a finals appearance. Only time will tell, but for right now, it looks like this team is back in sync with each other.