Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles Sparks felt the full force of the Seattle Storm tonight loosing 85-77 to the Storm.
The LA Sparks went into tonight’s game against the Seattle Storm with the final playoff spot in their hands. Although The Sparks have lost three games against the Storm, recent Sparks games have shown us that the Storm was definitely in for a tough fight.
Nneka Ogwumike, determined to lead the Sparks in a winning direction, scored the first game basket but, the Storm’s Sue Bird had a passionate response to the Sparks efforts by putting up 6 points in the first quarter. Which was the momentum needed to start chipping away at the Sparks 11 point lead.
The second half of the game did not lack excitement. Head Coach Jenny Boucek of the Storm received a technical foul for arguing a call, and with that the Storm turned up the heat on their defense, to take the lead by 2 points with 3 minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter. With 1 minute renaming the 4th, Storm lead 83-77. The Storm were handing out high five they knew this was going to be a grizzly uphill battle to pull off this win. Final score 85-77, with the Storm once again stealing the win from the Sparks and robbing Candace Parker of a triple double. This was a great game despite the loss. Ogwumike, Parker and Lavender had 50 points collectively but, it was no match for the Storms last minute aggressive defense.