Lynx drop the Sparks from jump

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Los Angeles, CA – The Minnesota Lynx cruise to 86-62 road victory over the Los Angels Sparks at arena. Forward Napheesa Collier lead the way with 25 points and 9 rebounds. She scored 4 points above here seasonal average of 21 points coming into tonight game.

“They are really struggle with physicality and it was seen tonight,” said Sparks coach Curt Miller, “We are getting out toughed. “

Poor shooting for the Sparks was they downfall shooting 26% from the field. It began from jump not scoring till after 3 minutes of game clock was expired. The lead stretched to 19 points by half 45-26. Behind the arc was 0-14 to start was not a recipe for a victory.

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“Disappointing night on both side of the ball,” said Miller, “We are getting out toughed.”

No surprise Derica Hamby led the Sparks with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Off the bench Rae Burrell who played minutes with 9 points and 5 rebounds. Only 1 Sparks player scored in double figures.

This young team needs to learn how to throw the first punch and go after teams. Dropping to 2-7 on the season they need to find away to grow fast even without practice time.

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The Lynx just moved through their plays so smoothly and effectively tonight. They shot 49.2% from the field and 39.1% from three. At one point in the game they led by as much as 28 points along with 25 assists.

It was clear who wanted more, Lynx had 15 points on fast break compared to 2 points for the Sparks.

“We gotta find the heart,” said Hamby “We are professionals and get paid to play basketball.”  

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Next up the Sparks will have a day of rest before hosting the Dallas Wings who already beat them in game 1 of 4 times these teams will meet.