August 22, 2009 |
It took three years for the Sparks to finally win again in San Antonio, and it took overtime to do it. Candace Parker had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Sparks to a 67-66 overtime win against the Silver Stars on Friday night. "I thought it was a very good game," Sparks Coach Michael Cooper said. "Everything is on the line now, and I'm glad we got the win." Noelle Quinn scored all four of the Sparks' points in overtime to give them the margin for victory. Her layup with 2:14 left in overtime proved to be the difference in the game.
July 29, 2009 |
Tina Thompson took a page from Boston Celtics star Ray Allen's playbook and helped the Sparks end a losing streak at three games. Thompson shook off a three-for-11 start from the field to score a season-high 30 points to lead the Sparks to a 76-70 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday. After the Sparks let a 13-point halftime lead evaporate and trailed by as many as three points in the fourth quarter, Thompson scored 10 points in a late 14-6 run.
August 19, 2010 |
Sparks on Friday VS. MINNESOTA When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Staples Center. On the air: WNBA.com. Records: Sparks 12-20, Lynx 12-20. Record vs. Lynx: 3-0. Update: The Sparks, the Lynx and the San Antonio Silver Stars are in a three-way tie for third place in the Western Conference with two games remaining in the regular season. If the Sparks win Friday, they clinch one of the two remaining playoff berths.
August 23, 2009 |
Sparks today AT ATLANTA When: noon PDT. Where: Philips Arena, Atlanta. On the air: Webcast, WNBA.com. Records: Sparks 12-13, Dream 14-11. Record vs. Dream (2008): 1-1. Update: The Sparks and the Dream currently have the league's longest winning streaks. The Sparks have won four consecutive games and are 7-3 in August, and Atlanta has a three-game winning streak and claimed seven of its last eight games. The Dream is 10-4 at home, 5-1 against teams in the Western Conference, and boasts the league's second-best offense (83.52 points per game)