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MIN
Minutes Played
FGM-A
Field Goals Made-Attempted
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
3PM-A
Three Point Field Goals Made-Attempted
3P%
3 Point Field Goals Percentage
FTM-A
Free Throws Made-Attempted
FT%
Free Throw Percentage
+/-
Plus Minus
OREB
Offensive Rebounds
DREB
Defensive Rebounds
REB
Rebounds
AST
Assists
PF
Personal Fouls
STL
Steals
TO
Turnovers
BS
Blocked Shots
BA
Blocks Against
PTS
Points
MIN
Minutes Played
POSS
Possessions
Off Rtg
Offensive Rating
Def Rtg
Defensive Rating
Net Rtg
Net Rating
AST%
Assist Percentage
AST/TO
Assist to Turnover Ratio
OREB%
Offensive Rebound Percentage
DREB%
Defensive Rebound Percentage
REB%
Rebound Percentage
TO Ratio
Turnover Ratio
EFG%
Effective Field Goal Percentage
TS%
True Shooting Percentage
USG%
Usage Percentage
PACE
Pace
PIE
Player Impact Estimate

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Minutes Played
FGM-A
Field Goals Made-Attempted
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
3PM-A
Three Point Field Goals Made-Attempted
3P%
3 Point Field Goals Percentage
FTM-A
Free Throws Made-Attempted
FT%
Free Throw Percentage
+/-
Plus Minus
OREB
Offensive Rebounds
DREB
Defensive Rebounds
REB
Rebounds
AST
Assists
PF
Personal Fouls
STL
Steals
TO
Turnovers
BS
Blocked Shots
BA
Blocks Against
PTS
Points
MIN
Minutes Played
POSS
Possessions
Off Rtg
Offensive Rating
Def Rtg
Defensive Rating
Net Rtg
Net Rating
AST%
Assist Percentage
AST/TO
Assist to Turnover Ratio
OREB%
Offensive Rebound Percentage
DREB%
Defensive Rebound Percentage
REB%
Rebound Percentage
TO Ratio
Turnover Ratio
EFG%
Effective Field Goal Percentage
TS%
True Shooting Percentage
USG%
Usage Percentage
PACE
Pace
PIE
Player Impact Estimate

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Arena Stats

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Sykes keeps Sparks playoff hopes alive with win over Mystics

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Brittney Sykes scored 21 points. including a driving layup in the closing seconds, and the Los Angeles Sparks kept their slim playoff hopes alive Sunday with a 79-76 win over the Washington Mystics.

Los Angeles (13-20), which snapped a six-game losing streak, are one of five teams within two games of each other vying for the final two postseason berths. The Sparks are 1 1/2 games back of seventh-place Atlanta (14-18) and a game behind Phoenix (14-19) for the final playoff spot with a week left in the regular season.

Washington is in a battle with Seattle for the fourth spot. The Mystics trail by a half-game with two games left.

Sykes, with the shot clock winding down, kissed a left-hand runner high off the glass to give the Sparks a three-point lead with 39.7 seconds to go. Ariel Atkins answered with two free throws about four seconds later and Elena Delle Donne blocked a shot by Nneka Ogwumike and secured the rebound with 17 seconds left but then missed a potential go-ahead jumper about 10 seconds later and Olivia Nelson-Ododa made two free throws to cap the scoring with 4.4 seconds to go.

Natasha Cloud attempted a potential tying heave from just inside half court as time expired and a foul was initially called, but then waved off by the officials and the game ended without review.

Nneka Ogwumike and Katie Lou Samuelson scored 15 points apiece for the Sparks. Jordin Canada added 11 points and a career-high tying 12 assists and Lexie Brown scored 10 points.

Samuelson hit a 3-pointer to make it 22-19 in the opening seconds of the second quarter and Los Angeles led the rest of the way. Sykes made back-to-back baskets to give the Sparks their biggest lead at 40-27 late in the first half.

Myisha Hines-Allen scored 17 of her 20 points for the Mystics (20-14) in the second half and Atkins also scored 20 points. Shakira Austin scored 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds. Delle Donne made just 2 of 12 from the field and finished with eight points and eight rebounds.

Kristi Tolliver (calf) and Chiney Ogwumike (face) did not play for Los Angeles.

Washington owns the Sparks' first-round draft pick, a potential lottery selection that Los Angeles first traded to the Atlanta Dream, in the 2023 draft.

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More AP women's basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/womens-basketball and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports

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