With seconds on the game clock and the game tied 87-87. Candice Parker hit a driving game-winning layup. The win sends the Sparks back to the WNBA championship, to defend their title against the Lynx. The two faced each other last season in the championship, with the Sparks winning the series 3-2.
Los Angeles finished the regular season just one game behind Minnesota in the regular season. Which should make this year’s championship rematch epic. The Lynx come in with Maya Moore, Seimone Augusta, and this year WNBA MVP Sylvia Fowles. While the Lynx have Candice Parker, Odyssey Sims, and Nneka Ogwumike to deal with.
Diana Taurasi led the Phoenix Mercury with 22 points. While Brittany Griner and Camille Little both 18 points (apiece). Just making this far in the WNBA playoffs, has to be an accomplishment for the Mercury. Considering the fact they finished the season, barely over 500 (18-16).
Game 1 of the WNBA finals opens up next Sunday (September 24) in Minnesota.