September 15, 2013 |
The Sparks' final was a preview, or so they hope. The Sparks trampled the Phoenix Mercury, 89-55, in their last game of the regular season. The same teams will play in the first round of the playoffs in a best-of-three series that begins Thursday. The Sparks were dominant from the beginning, opening up a 19-point lead in the first quarter and expanding it to as many as 38 points. The Sparks forced the Mercury to commit 20 turnovers, and held it to 34.5% shooting from the field.
September 14, 2013
When: Noon. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TWC, TWC Deportes Records: Sparks 23-10, Mercury 19-14. Record vs. Mercury: 1-2. Update: The Sparks will finish the regular season against the Phoenix Mercury, the same team they're playing in the first round of the playoffs. The Sparks have clinched second place in the Western Conference, and the Mercury is in third. The Sparks will have home-court advantage in their best-of-three playoff series, which begins Sept.
August 19, 2013 |
SPARKS TONIGHT AT SEATTLE When: 7. Where: KeyArena. On the air: ESPN2. Records: Sparks 18-7, Storm 11-13. Record vs Storm: 2-1. Update: The Sparks have won six games in a row and are half a game behind Minnesota for the top spot in the Western Conference with nine games remaining in the season. The Storm is in fourth place, two games ahead of fifth-place San Antonio for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Storm is led by Tina Thompson, who is averaging 13.1 points and 5.5 rebounds a game.
June 27, 2013 |
SPARKS AT MINNESOTA When: 5 p.m. PDT Where: Target Center, Minneapolis. On the air: Time Warner Cable SportsNet. Records: Sparks 5-2, Lynx 6-2. Record vs. Lynx: 1-0. Update: The Sparks are in second place in the Western Conference, half a game behind the Lynx. The Sparks beat Minnesota, 87-59, on June 21. In that game, the Sparks held the Lynx to 34.9% shooting and outrebounded them, 43-31.The Lynx are 4-0 at home. Minnesota is led by Maya Moore, who is averaging 18.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and three assists a game.
June 21, 2013
MIAMI - It was a brilliant night for the Miami Heat, boisterous, memorable and fun. It was a very quiet night for one demographic - LeBron James haters. James buffed and shined his legacy by leading Miami to a 95-88 victory Thursday in Game 7 of the NBA Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena. He had 37 points and 12 rebounds against San Antonio, won the Finals MVP award and snuffed out the critical fire that almost continually ringed the NBA's best player. The championship sun finally broke through for him a year ago, but the clouds moved in quickly after his shoddy Game 5 performance Sunday (eight-for-22 shooting, 25 points)