Sparks lose two straight games in a physical battle against the Connecticut Sun

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Los Angeles, CA- With 20 points tonight, DeWanna Bonner led the Suns to the win over the Los Angeles
Sparks. Connecticut came into tonight’s game as the No. 1 team in the Eastern
Conference – and it showed.

Nneka Ogwumike bounced back from her last game with her sixth double-double of the season,
logging 19 points and 15 rebounds. That now makes Ogwumike 15th in WNBA history with
2,461 career rebounds.

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As the 3rd quarter came to a close, neither team showed signs of slowing down, ending the
period all tied up 63 – 63.

As time began to wind down in the 4th quarter, Karlie Samuelson hit a jumper from deep that
made it 74-all with three minutes to play but the Sparks couldn’t close out the tight game.
Brionna Jones who had 17 pts made a clutch layup late into the game and Los Angeles coach
Curt Miller was called for a technical foul with 1:27 to go.

When asked what led to the technical, Miller answered with a smirk “I thought they missed a call in
a big moment and so I asked her about it.”

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Bonner made the free throw and added a layup before Carrington hit two free throws to put the
game out of reach of the Sparks with 38.1 seconds left.

After the game, coach Miller seemed to be in good spirits saying, “ Well that was fun. I love
playing against really good teams. I love playing against really good coaches.”

“We did so many good things tonight and I’m proud of them. We’ve got to protect our home
court and we’ve got numerous players that are rotating in and out but we can definitely play
with the top teams in the league.”

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Despite back to back losses, the Sparks will get their chance at revenge against the
Minnesota Lynx, on Tuesday a 7:00PM PT at Arena.