Los Angeles, Ca – The Los Angeles Sparks almost touched the symbolic brass ring of victory but Minnesota Lynx had other plans. Robbing Los Angeles of the win in the last 10 seconds of the game Sparks 79 Lynx 95.
If you were fortunate enough to get tickets to this series you got your money’s worth out of it. The battle between these two identically matched teams with incredible athleticism, strategist, drive, hunger and a touch of street ball flash provided jaw dropping wow factor. No matter which team you were rooting for you had to admit they were great games.
Game four thus far was the best of them all because you really had no idea of where the game was going. By the end of the first quarter the Lynx only had a two point lead and had hit none of their 3 pointers. During the same quarter the Sparks were killing it in the paint and at one point had a five point lead. The lead changed five times and had seven ties.
Los Angeles not being a seasoned playoff team at times were struggling to keep their composure and their emotions in check, especially when Kristi Toliver caught her third personal foul in the first quarter.
The Sparks at several highlight moments like when Chelsea Gray being 4/4 at the free-throw line, having five players in double digits Nneka Ogwumike, Candace Parker, Alana Beard, Kristi Toliver, and Chelsea Gray.
If I had to sum this game up in a single sentence it would be, “Fast break points and hard rebounding bought the Minnesota Lynx a flight back to their home court.”
They finished with a grand total of 41 rebounds and 13 of those belong to Sylvia Fowles. Even though Maya Moore had five turnovers she more than compensated for it by scoring 31 points.
When coach Agler was asked how do you feel about this loss he responded that he was proud of this team for putting up a fight from beginning to end and he had saw the growth in them with each new experience. The pressing question is have they gathered enough experience to go back to Minnesota on Thursday to close this series out and win the title WNBA champions?