Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles Sparks engine Nneka Ogwumike drops a season high 35 points to keep the Indiana Fever at the bottom with a 86-79 victory at Crypto.com Arena.
The Fever kept the game tight for almost 45 minutes but we know you have to play a full 48 minutes to get the win.
Whatever N. Ogwumike team needed she provided, from diving on the ground for loose balls to boxing out for rebounds. She was the ultimate teammate showing off her full MVP game.
“I know what I have to do to win,” said Ogwumike, “We did well to get the team win.”
Fever looked to press the paint earlier putting C. Ogwumike in early foul trouble making Sparks coach Fred Williams go to bench maybe earlier than anticipated.
The bench players stepped up scoring 17 critical points to push the team off their three-game losing streak.
Guard Jordin Canada dropped team high 8 assists along with 11 points. Canada directed the offense in the right direction to make sure down the stretch the victory was won.
The Fever have had a rough season dropping 9 games in a row with only 5 wins this season coming into this battle with the Sparks. In their last meeting in Indianapolis the Fever took the win over the Sparks 101-96.
Guard Kelsey Mitchell has led the Fever average 18.6 points and 4 assist per game. Mitchell is only player to have made an appearance all 27 games this season.
Mitchell pushed hard scoring 12 points and getting her teammates involved.
Now Tiffany Mitchell did the heavy lifting tonight scoring 22 points grabbing 4 rebounds off the bench.
The steady rock still is N. Ogwumike only missing one game for the WNBA All Star game travel playing in 23 of the 24 games averaging 18.3 points and 7.1 rebounds a game from her forward position. Continued to show coach Fred Williams to make sure the offense and defense run through his super star.
“Huge, huge, win we need this for some type of homestead to protect home court.”, said N. Ogwumike.
Next up the Sparks will host a 12:30pm Thursday camp game where they will also celebrate Sparky’s Birthday on July 21 back here at Crypto.com Arena.