Minnesota Lynx guard “Lindsay Whalen” lead her team in scoring with 14 points. Maya Moore added 13 points and Sylvia Fowles had a WNBA finals record 17 Rebounds. As the Minnesota Lynx tied their series against the Los Angeles Sparks by beating them 70-68. Unlike game one of this series Minnesota got off to a fast start. They held the Sparks to a 10 point first quarter and went into the second period up 18 point lead.
However, the Sparks woke up in the second quarter and started putting points on the board. They ultimately outscored the Lynx 42-25 in the second half. But, with the Sparks down just two points(70-68) and less than a minute in the game. They Sparks were unable to inbound the ball and called for a 5-second violation. The Lynx called a timeout, then committed a turnover themselves on the very next play.
Chelsea Gray had the chance to tie the game but got the ball poked away by Rebekkah Brunson. Maya Moore retrieved it and passed to Lindsay Whalen, as time expired.
Despite having a slow start Candice Parker led the Sparks with 17 points. Chelsea Gray added 15 points, and Odyssey Sims chipped in 10 points and grabbed five rebounds.
For the second straight game, the Spark left the court before the singing of the “Star Spangled Banner”. TheSparks returned to the court after the singing was over.
This was done to show support for the NFL. Who been under recent verbal attack by President of the United States “Donald Trump”.
The crowd was unhappy and booed when the Sparks left, and when they returned. Game three of this series resumes Friday night, in Los Angeles.