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By CURTIS ZUPKE
Posted Aug 03 2014 7:20PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Chiney Ogwumike was filled with mixed emotions when she made her way to the Los Angeles Sparks locker room to meet up with older sister Nneka Ogwumike.

She's always happy to see her sister but this loss will sting for a while.

Nneka Ogwumike stole an inbounds pass and set up Kristi Toliver for the game-winning 3-pointer with 9.6 seconds remaining to give the Sparks a 70-69 win against the Connecticut Sun on Sunday.

Toliver's first field goal of the game was the winner after the Sun's Renee Montgomery missed a jumper on the final possession. It capped a comeback from six points down with 29 seconds remaining.

It also gave Nneka Ogwumike a 2-0 head-to-head record against Chiney Ogwumike. The No.1 picks of the 2012 and 2014 WNBA drafts, respectively, had not played against each other until this season.

''It's not easy,'' Nneka Ogwumike said. ''Looking at her outside of her as a sibling, she's a hard defensive assignment. She rebounds well. She finishes well, and she's a great defender. Going out there and playing against her, it's fun to know that we've both succeeded as far as we've gone, but we have to do what we can to stop (each other).''

Alana Beard led the Sparks (13-15) with 18 points and Ogwumike had 17 points and 10 rebounds.

The Sparks trailed 68-62 before Beard hit a 3-pointer, and Candace Parker's hook shot in the paint got L.A. to 69-67 before Nneka Ogwumike's stole Alyssa Thomas' pass near the Sparks' bench.

Chiney Ogwumike led the Sun (11-18) with 23 points and 13 rebounds and Katie Douglas had 15 points. Chiney Ogwumike scored 17 points in the second half, the last on a third-chance put back to give Connecticut a 64-60 lead.

''Man, this (stinks),'' Chiney Ogwumike said. ''It is really painful. But at the same time, we play a lot of young players, and I guess in order to win as a team and to deserve the wins, you have to go through these pains. It (stinks). It really hurts now. But you move on to the next. We have another game in 48 hours. I don't know how to fathom that right now.''

Parker, who returned from a strained left knee that kept her out the previous two games, had nine points, four rebounds and four steals.

Toliver was 0-for-6 from the field before her final shot.

''For me it's not about what happened,'' Toliver said. ''It's about what you can make happen in the moment. I knew I was in there for a reason, and that's to make a play. I wasn't down about the game.''

Sparks guard Armintie Herrington left the game 1:26 into the third quarter with an apparent leg injury and did not return but a team official said Herrington was OK.

Sparks owner Magic Johnson attended the game.

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Sun
Sparks
     
    • 38.6%

    • 47.5%

    • 36.4%

    • 42.9%

    • 78.6%

    • 84.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CON LAS
Total Rebounds 5 2
Offensive Rebounds 13 5
Turnovers 15 18
Fast Break Pts: 4 16
Biggest Lead: 8 6
Points in the Paint: 44 28
CON LAS
p Ogwumike   23 Beard   18
rb Ogwumike   13 Ogwumike   10
a Bentley   6 2 players   4
s Ogwumike   3 Parker   4
b 2 players   1 3 players   1
 
  • 07/13 - LAS 90 @ CON 64
  • 08/03 - CON 69 @ LAS 70
Connecticut Sun (11-18)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Thomas F 31:45 3-11 0-1 5-6 +1 3 5 8 3 3 1 4 0 0 11
C. Ogwumike F 37:04 11-19 0-0 1-2 +5 6 7 13 0 4 3 2 1 2 23
K. Bone F-C 25:12 3-5 0-0 0-0 0 2 3 5 1 3 0 2 0 0 6
K. Douglas G-F 32:15 5-16 3-8 2-2 0 1 2 3 4 1 1 1 1 0 15
A. Bentley G 24:43 3-9 0-0 0-0 +2 0 4 4 6 2 1 3 0 1 6
K. Pedersen   09:12 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
R. Montgomery   17:35 2-6 1-2 1-2 -7 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 6
D. McCray   13:42 0-3 0-0 2-2 +1 1 2 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
K. Griffin   03:52 0-0 0-0 0-0 -13 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
E. Hoffman   04:40 0-1 0-0 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
K. Faris DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Hightower NWT - Left knee surgery.
Total   200 27-70 4-11 11-14   13 27 40 16 16 11 15 2 3 69
  38.6% 36.4% 78.6%   team rebs: 5 total to: 16
Los Angeles Sparks (13-15)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Ogwumike F 35:30 4-9 0-0 9-10 +11 1 9 10 3 4 2 2 0 0 17
C. Parker F-C 35:04 4-8 0-0 1-1 -3 1 3 4 0 2 4 2 1 1 9
J. Lavender C 28:46 4-10 0-0 0-0 -21 2 5 7 0 3 0 2 1 0 8
A. Beard G-F 29:18 8-11 1-1 1-2 -6 0 1 1 3 5 0 4 0 0 18
K. Toliver G 19:10 1-7 1-4 0-0 -6 0 2 2 4 1 0 1 0 0 3
A. Herrington   11:15 1-3 0-0 0-0 +10 1 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 2
L. Harding   22:15 1-3 0-0 0-0 +4 0 0 0 4 2 1 2 0 0 2
C. Wiggins   09:43 1-4 1-2 0-0 +15 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 3
S. Gruda   08:59 4-4 0-0 0-0 +1 0 4 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 8
F. Abdi DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Greene DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 28-59 3-7 11-13   5 27 32 18 18 7 18 3 2 70
  47.5% 42.9% 84.6%   team rebs: 2 total to: 18

inactive

  • Sun: --
  • Sparks: --

technical fouls

  • Sun: --
  • Sparks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 13
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #18 Kurt Walker, #41 Cheryl Flores, #34 Maj Forsberg
  • Attendance: 8110
  • Duration: 1:54
Connecticut Sun (11-18) Los Angeles Sparks (13-15)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Ogwumike vs Ogwumike (Toliver gains possession) 
  09:45 Ogwumike Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Bentley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:42  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:29 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:13 Lavender Hook Shot: Missed 
Bentley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:12  
Bone Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Douglas (1 AST)  08:50
[CON 2-0]
 
  08:29 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:28 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:25 Lavender Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
  08:25 Lavender Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bentley Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:14
[CON 4-0]
 
  07:58
[LAS 2-4]
Ogwumike Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Douglas Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:30  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:28  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:27
[CON 6-2]
 
  07:11 Beard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (1 ST) 
  07:11 Beard Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Bone Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  07:00  
Bone Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:00  
  06:48
[LAS 4-6]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beard (1 AST) 
Thomas Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:31  
  06:17 Toliver Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bentley (1 ST) 
Bentley Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:11
[CON 8-4]
 
  06:02 Ogwumike Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Bone Layup Shot: Missed  05:49  
  05:47 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:41 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Douglas (1 ST) 
Ogwumike Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:37  
Ogwumike Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:22  
  05:08 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:07  
Bentley Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:59
[CON 10-4]
 
  04:56 Beard Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  04:56  
  04:56 Parker Substitution replaced by Herrington 
  04:56 Toliver Substitution replaced by Harding 
Bentley Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  04:37  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:35  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  04:33
[CON 12-4]
 
  04:11
[LAS 6-12]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ogwumike Jump Hook Shot: Missed  03:55  
  03:53 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:43 Herrington Jump Shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:42  
Bentley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harding (1 ST)  03:36  
  03:20 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:19  
Bone Substitution replaced by Pedersen  03:12  
Bentley Substitution replaced by Montgomery  03:12  
Ogwumike Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed Block: Lavender (1 BLK)  02:59  
Team Rebound  02:58  
  02:58 Beard Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  02:58 Beard Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Thomas Hook Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:44 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:41
[LAS 8-12]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harding (1 AST) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:29 Herrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:23
[LAS 10-12]
Herrington Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:22  
Douglas Layup Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:59 Herrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:55  
  01:55
[LAS 11-12]
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Douglas Substitution replaced by McCray  01:55  
  01:55 Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Pedersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:54  
  01:45 Harding Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  01:36 Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:36  
Team Rebound  01:36  
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:36
[CON 13-11]
 
Pedersen Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:18  
  01:12 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:11  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:00 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:51.9 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Pedersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:50.9  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (1 BLK)  00:25.6  
  00:23.9 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:03.9 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
Pedersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:02.9  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Qtr
Connecticut Sun (11-18) Los Angeles Sparks (13-15)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  09:48  
  09:46 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:26 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McCray (1 ST) 
  09:25 Wiggins Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Pedersen Substitution replaced by Griffin  09:25  
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  09:05  
  09:04 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:45
[LAS 13-13]
Parker Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (1 AST) 
Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:32  
  08:09
[LAS 15-13]
Harding Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Herrington (1 AST) 
Montgomery Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  07:55  
Bone Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:42  
Montgomery Substitution replaced by Douglas  07:42  
Bone Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  07:42  
  07:32
[LAS 18-13]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harding (2 AST) 
McCray Jump Shot: Missed  07:10  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:10  
Ogwumike Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  07:10  
  07:01 Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Griffin (1 ST) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  06:55  
McCray Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:53  
  06:53 Parker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCray Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:53
[CON 14-18]
 
McCray Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:53
[CON 15-18]
 
  06:42 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:41  
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  06:19  
  06:17 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:11 Herrington Jump Shot: Missed Block: Douglas (1 BLK) 
  06:08 Herrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:04 Herrington Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (2 ST) 
Douglas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (2 ST)  05:51  
  05:47
[LAS 20-15]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Douglas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  05:47  
  05:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:47 Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Toliver 
  05:47 Harding Substitution replaced by Lavender 
Douglas Substitution replaced by Thomas  05:47  
Griffin Substitution replaced by Bone  05:47  
  05:47
[LAS 21-15]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
  05:37 Lavender Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:37
[CON 16-21]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:37
[CON 17-21]
 
  05:24 Herrington Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:McCray (2 ST) 
  05:17 Herrington Substitution replaced by Beard 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed  05:01  
  05:00 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:54 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Bentley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:53  
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bone (1 AST)  04:38
[CON 19-21]
 
  04:24 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:23  
Bentley Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:10  
  04:08 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:02 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
McCray Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:59  
Thomas Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  03:45  
  03:45 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Ogwumike 
  03:29 Beard Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:28  
McCray Jump Shot: Missed  03:22  
  03:19 Team Rebound 
  02:59 Lavender Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:58  
Bentley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK)  02:51  
  02:49 Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:44
[LAS 23-19]
Beard Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Toliver (1 AST) 
Bone Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bentley (1 AST)  02:28
[CON 21-23]
 
Bentley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:15  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:15  
Bone Substitution replaced by Pedersen  02:15  
McCray Substitution replaced by Douglas  02:15  
  02:15
[LAS 24-21]
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  02:15
[LAS 25-21]
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bentley (2 AST)  01:50
[CON 23-25]
 
  01:35 Beard Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) 
  01:35 Beard Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  01:35 Beard Substitution replaced by Harding 
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed  01:15  
  01:14 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:51.9 Toliver Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:50.9  
Thomas Jump Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Douglas (2 AST)  00:43.0
[CON 25-25]
 
  00:34.4
[LAS 27-25]
Lavender Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Toliver (2 AST) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST)  00:18.0
[CON 28-27]
 
  00:11.3 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bentley Foul: Personal Take (2 PF)  00:02.8  
  00:02.5 Toliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:00.2  
End of 2nd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (11-18) Los Angeles Sparks (13-15)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  09:40  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  09:39  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed  09:37  
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:35  
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:14 Toliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:54 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  08:52  
Bone Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  08:47  
  08:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:34 Herrington Substitution replaced by Beard 
Ogwumike Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:30  
  08:21
[LAS 29-28]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (2 AST) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:02 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:56 Lavender Layup Shot: Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:53  
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bentley (3 AST)  07:35
[CON 30-29]
 
  07:23
[LAS 31-30]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Toliver (3 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  07:08  
Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:07  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Douglas (3 AST)  06:58
[CON 32-31]
 
  06:45 Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed 
Bentley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:44  
Bentley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Parker (3 ST)  06:40  
  06:35
[LAS 33-32]
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Toliver (4 AST) 
Bentley Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Parker (4 ST)  06:19  
  06:13 Parker Turnover : Double Dribble (2 TO) 
Bone Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bentley (4 AST)  05:59
[CON 34-33]
 
  05:49 Toliver Layup Shot: Missed 
Bone Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:48  
  05:32 Lavender Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  05:32 Toliver Substitution replaced by Harding 
Ogwumike Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:24
[CON 36-33]
 
Douglas Violation:Kicked Ball  05:10  
  05:10 Lavender Substitution replaced by Gruda 
Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:08  
  05:08
[LAS 34-36]
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  05:08
[LAS 35-36]
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Bentley Jump Shot: Missed  04:55  
  04:54 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:47
[LAS 37-36]
Gruda Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harding (3 AST) 
  04:31 Ogwumike Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:16  
  03:58
[LAS 39-36]
Gruda Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harding (4 AST) 
Bone Hook Shot: Missed  03:47  
  03:44 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  03:37
[LAS 41-36]
Ogwumike Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  03:28  
  03:27 Gruda Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:23 Gruda Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Bone Substitution replaced by Pedersen  03:23  
Ogwumike Driving Bank shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bentley (5 AST)  03:11
[CON 38-41]
 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:01  
  03:01
[LAS 42-38]
Beard Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:01 Beard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Pedersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:59  
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:38 Beard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:22 Harding Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pedersen (1 ST) 
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Bentley (6 AST)  02:16
[CON 40-42]
 
Thomas Foul: Personal (3 PF)  02:05  
Bentley Substitution replaced by Montgomery  02:05  
  01:58
[LAS 44-40]
Gruda Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Beard (2 AST) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:38
[CON 43-44]
 
  01:26
[LAS 46-43]
Gruda Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Douglas Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:03
[CON 45-46]
 
  00:48.0
[LAS 48-45]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:34.9 Gruda Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:30.8
[LAS 50-45]
Beard Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  00:12.6 Ogwumike Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:12.6
[CON 46-50]
 
Thomas Substitution replaced by McCray  00:12.6  
Pedersen Substitution replaced by Hoffman  00:12.6  
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:12.6  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  00:10.9  
Ogwumike Driving Bank shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Douglas (4 AST)  00:00.4
[CON 48-50]
 
End of 3rd Qtr
Connecticut Sun (11-18) Los Angeles Sparks (13-15)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:39
[LAS 52-48]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gruda (1 AST) 
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  09:19  
  09:18 Team Rebound 
Hoffman Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:18  
  09:07 Gruda Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (3 ST) 
McCray Layup Shot: Missed  08:46  
  08:43 Gruda Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:39 Ogwumike Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF) 
  08:39 Ogwumike Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  08:39 Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Lavender 
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST)  08:25
[CON 50-52]
 
  08:16 Harding Jump Shot: Missed 
McCray Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:15  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (2 AST)  07:55
[CON 53-52]
 
  07:46 Team Timeout : Short 
  07:46 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
  07:36
[LAS 54-53]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Hoffman Jump Shot: Missed  07:22  
  07:20 Gruda Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:15
[LAS 56-53]
Lavender Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beard (3 AST) 
Montgomery Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:00
[CON 55-56]
 
  06:45 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  06:44  
Montgomery 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:35
[CON 58-56]
 
  06:17 Lavender Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hoffman (1 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:11  
Ogwumike Substitution replaced by Thomas  06:11  
McCray Substitution replaced by Bone  06:11  
  06:11 Harding Substitution replaced by Ogwumike 
  06:11 Gruda Substitution replaced by Toliver 
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  06:02  
  05:45
[LAS 58-58]
Beard Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Hoffman Substitution replaced by Ogwumike  05:33  
Montgomery Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (1 ST)  05:33  
  05:33 Jump Ball Ogwumike vs Montgomery (Toliver gains possession) 
  05:13 Parker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ogwumike (1 BLK) 
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:10  
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  04:51  
  04:49 Lavender Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:45 Beard Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF) 
  04:45 Beard Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Ogwumike Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST)  04:27
[CON 60-58]
 
  04:16 Jump Ball Beard vs Douglas (Ogwumike gains possession) 
  04:12 Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:11  
Team Timeout : Short  04:04  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  03:48  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  03:47  
Ogwumike Layup Shot: Missed  03:31  
  03:30 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  03:26 Beard Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:25 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
Montgomery Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:25  
  03:25
[LAS 59-60]
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  03:25
[LAS 60-60]
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  03:08  
Douglas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:07  
Douglas Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:06
[CON 62-60]
 
  02:41 Lavender Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:40  
  02:40  
  02:40 Toliver Substitution replaced by Harding 
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  02:20  
Bone Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:19  
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  01:56  
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:6 Def:6)  01:54  
Ogwumike Tip Shot: Made (23 PTS)  01:54
[CON 64-60]
 
Bone Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:38  
  01:38
[LAS 61-64]
Ogwumike Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  01:38
[LAS 62-64]
Ogwumike Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  01:19 Beard Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:19
[CON 65-62]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:19
[CON 66-62]
 
Ogwumike Foul: Personal (4 PF)  01:11  
  01:05 Ogwumike Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:04 Lavender Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:02 Lavender Layup Shot: Missed 
Ogwumike Rebound (Off:6 Def:7)  01:01  
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
Thomas Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  00:35.9  
  00:31.8 Harding Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) 
  00:29.8 Parker Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Douglas Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:29.8
[CON 67-62]
 
Douglas Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:29.8
[CON 68-62]
 
  00:29.8 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:29.8 Lavender Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  00:29.8 Harding Substitution replaced by Toliver 
  00:25.0
[LAS 65-68]
Beard 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Ogwumike (3 AST) 
  00:24.3 Toliver Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:24.3
[CON 69-65]
 
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:24.3  
  00:23.5 Ogwumike Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  00:23.5 Team Timeout : Short 
Bone Substitution replaced by Griffin  00:23.5  
  00:18.9 Toliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:17.6 Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:15.3
[LAS 67-69]
Parker Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Ogwumike (2 ST)  00:12.9  
  00:09.6
[LAS 70-69]
Toliver 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:09.6  
  00:09.6 Toliver Substitution replaced by Herrington 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Bone  00:09.6  
Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.8  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- NBA TV National 3:30 pm ET
-- CPTV Local 3:30 pm ET
-- TWC SN/TWC D Local 3:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CON
6th East
13
21
3-7
9-8
4-13
LAS
4th West
16
18
6-4
7-10
9-8
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CON
Ogwumike 15.3
Ogwumike 8.5
Bentley 3.5
Ogwumike 1.4
Griffin 1.4
LAS
Parker 20.0
Ogwumike 7.7
Parker 4.8
Parker 1.6
Herrington 2.2
Sky Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .433 .
FT% .810 .
Points 76.2 NaN
Rebounds 34.2 NaN
Assists 16.4 NaN
Steals 7.2 NaN
Blocks 5.9 NaN
3-Point % .332 .
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Mercury Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .484 .
FT% .812 .
Points 83.5 NaN
Rebounds 33.7 NaN
Assists 19.4 NaN
Steals 6.9 NaN
Blocks 6.0 NaN
3-Point % .350 .
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 0
Chicago Sky (0-0)
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Phoenix Mercury (0-0)
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