Los Angeles Sparks
Brittney Griner scored a career playoff-high 21 points, including a breakaway two-handed dunk, and the Phoenix Mercury cruised to a 93-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 2 on Sunday night to complete a sweep in their Western Conference semifinals series.
The Los Angeles Sparks clinched a playoff spot on Tuesday night, and in the process they sent a strong message to a potential first-round opponent.
Kayla McBride scored 21 points, Jayne Appel tied a franchise record with 20 rebounds, and the San Antonio Stars beat the Los Angeles Sparks 82-76 on Sunday.
Kristi Toliver made a 3-pointer with 9.6 seconds remaining to give the Los Angeles Sparks a 70-69 win against the Connecticut Sun on Sunday.
Nneka Ogwumike scored 21 points and Alana Beard added 17 to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 77-73 on Monday night.
Carol Ross has been fired as coach of the slumping Los Angeles Sparks, and will be replaced by general manager Penny Toler for the rest of the season.
Nneka Ogwumike had 24 points and seven rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks used a big third quarter to rout the Connecticut Sun 90-64 on Sunday.
Diana Taurasi scored a season-high 32 points, including season-best seven 3-pointers, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks 94-89 for their seventh straight victory Sunday, tying a franchise record.
Los Angeles Sparks coach Carol Ross let her team know she was upset after another poor third quarter. By the end of the game she called it their best of the season.
Danielle Robinson needed some time to get up to full speed for the San Antonio Stars.
With a strong start, a strong finish and a well-rounded offensive effort, the Minnesota Lynx are back on the winning track.
Sparks part owner Magic Johnson wasn’t on hand to see his new team win their first home game. But he would have been proud of the dominant third quarter by Candace Parker on Sunday.
A person familiar with the situation says Magic Johnson is part of a group buying the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.
Los Angeles Sparks CEO Paula Madison said it’s “a sad time” for her family after her company announced Thursday it was seeking a buyer for the professional women’s basketball team.
Brittney Griner’s performance had been up-and-down in her WNBA playoff debut. With veteran Diana Taurasi urging her on, the rookie calmly sank the winning basket.