Five Numbers That Tell the Story of the WNBA Finals So Far

86.7 – Ogwumike’s FG%

The league’s MVP, Nneka Ogwumike, shot a league-best 66.5 percent from the floor this season. She’s connected on 13-of-15 shots in the Finals, but she only had six shots in Game 2. Los Angeles will look to get her more involved on the offensive end the rest of the way.

18.8 – Sparks’ 3-Point Percentage

Los Angeles had a decisive edge in 3-point shooting coming into the series. On the season they made 6.2 per game, while the Lynx only hit 3.2 per game. Through the first two games, however, the Sparks are 6-for-32 from behind the arc. Kristi Toliver is the only player to make more than one 3-pointer in either game. The Lynx have also been cold from deep, going 0-4 in Game 1 and 3-13 in Game 2. If either team can break out of their slump from long distance it will give them a big advantage in the series.

22 – Rebound differential between the Lynx and Sparks 

Minnesota has out-rebounded Los Angeles, 78-56, through two games. Look no further than Sylvia Fowles’ 28 rebounds in two games to see why the Lynx have dominated the paint. Nneka and Candace Parker will look to impose their will on the glass going forward.

1, 2 – All-Time Finals Scoring list

Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus moved into first and second place all-time in WNBA Finals scoring in this series. With two of the most experienced and versatile scorers in league history, the Lynx have plenty of options when they need a big bucket.

3 – Buzzer Beaters in Finals History

With Alana Beard’s Game 1 buzzer beater, there have now been three such shots in Finals history. Maya Moore hit a buzzer-beater in Game 3 of the 2015 Finals against the Fever. In 1999 Teresa Weatherspoon hit a buzzer-beater from halfcourt against the Comets in Game 2. A made bucket that is known as simply “The Shot” is widely regarded as most memorable play in league history.