LOS ANGELES, CA-In a highly anticipated rematch of the 2017 WNBA Finals between the Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx, L.A. struck first. Leading 27-19 with under six minutes left in the second quarter, five-time All-Star Candace Parker scored inside to ignite the crowd.
A Maya Moore miss led to Chelsea Gray leading the fast break. Gray dished a Showtime-like no-look pass to Nneka Ogwumike for an easy layup and the Lynx were forced to call a timeout to halt the momentum.
Despite the Lynx playing a much more competitive second half, L.A. pulled away with an easy 79-57 win. Parker dominated from start to finish with 23 points and 10 rebounds. “We were all attacking and playing under control,” Parker said.