Sparks drop 3rd game to the Lynx

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Los Angeles, Ca- The Minnesota Lynx just seem to have the Los Angeles Sparks number after 67-61 victory on the road.

The Sparks just don’t have an answer for Napheesa Collier(24) who dropped 26 points and 14 rebounds for a strong double-double. She had to step up even more when her front court teammate Dorka Juhasz left the game early due to on court injury.

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“Man we didn’t execute all game,” said Curt Miller, “We just couldn’t find any success shooting.”

Nneka Ogwumike(30) played better offensively tonight scoring 20 points and 9 rebounds all offensive. She was not on the defensive block to stop second chance baskets in the paint.

At the half it was still anybody game with the Sparks having a slim 33-32 lead. The Lynx changed up its defense by playing hands on to disturb the flow of Jordin Canada(21).

Collier(24) was a driving force in first half for the Lynx with a team high 12 points and 6 rebounds from her forward position.

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The lack of perimeter shooting by the Sparks continues to show on the stat sheet 8 for 26.

“We didn’t score the last 2:47 seconds of the game,” said Miller, the Sparks need to put points on the board.

Last week when these two faced off Ogwumike (30) was held in check with double teams and physical play in the paint. With only scoring 3 points in first quarter last meeting, Ogwumike (30) stepped up earlier to lead all scorers with 11 points in 1st quarter this time.

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The Sparks strong start kept it tight only trailing 19-18 to the Lynx. But by the 4th quarter came about the Lynx just made more shoots down the stretch and took the game away from the Sparks.

The Sparks will get to practice a few days before back-to-back Friday Jun 23, Sunday Jun 25 game against the Dallas Wings here at arena. The Minnesota Lynx will host the Connecticut Sun Thursday June 22.