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Sparks Defeat Wings In Thriller

In Spite Of Injuries, Team Chemistry Improving Game-By-Game

(East Los Angeles, CA) June 8, 2022 [From The Editor’s Desk]: The Sparks returned home from their brief two-game road trip last week, 5/31 and took on the Dallas Wings in a Commissioner’s Cup match-up.

Their “best” plays in this very exciting and high-scoring scheduled game 10 that came down to the wire, happened when 6-9, Center, Liz Cambage, the Supreme Rim Protectresscleanly and emphatically, fly-swatted away two short to medium shot attempts in the key in the final two-minutes of play. This occurred as the visiting Wings were desperately trying to win, tie, or take it into overtime. Fan reactions resounded in great volume inside the Crypto.Com Arena as the Gentle Lady Giant of Women’s pro sports rose to the occasion to do what she became a Sparks player for. In plain and simple terms, to W-I-N games.

We hope you take a look at the Sparks game recap with their chosen highlights, and an even closer look at our photo gallery, shot by our longtime and veteran staff photographer, Erik Sarni.

View high quality shots that are not necessarily action driven, but allow our followers to see “up-close” other aspects of the game like the players’ footwear, the very loud crowd, the VIPs seated or cheering at court side, and in this gallery, catch NBA great and Brooklyn Nets mega-starKevin Durant, seated near the visiting team’s bench.

(Photo Gallery Credit): Erik Sarni, East L.A. Sports Scene Productions, LLC – EastLASportsScene.Com

{Game Highlights}

Los Angeles Sparks Highlights:

  • ●  Four Sparks players scored in double-digits; Brittney Sykes (25), Liz Cambage (19), Nneka Ogwumike (16), Katie Lou Samuelson (13)

  • ●  Brittney Sykes set a new season high with 25 points off the bench. Tonight marks her 11th 20+ point game and her first since scoring 23 points on August 23, 2020 against Dallas

  • ●  Nneka Ogwumike recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, her fourth of the season (882nd career)

  • ●  Liz Cambage has scored in double-digit points in 11 consecutive games, since the start of the season. Tonight she finished with 19 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and four blocked shots.

  • ●  Sparks Guard Lexie Brown appeared in her 100th career game tonight, grabbing five rebounds, three assists and putting up three points

  • ●  The Sparks shot a season-high 64.3% from the field

  • ●  Los Angeles bested Dallas in points in the paint (60) to (36)

    Dallas Wings Highlights:

  • ●  Five Wings players scored in the double digit points; Isabelle Harrison (20), Arike Ogunbowale (16), Marina Mabrey (16), Satou Sabally (12), Allisha Gray (10)

  • ●  With her first three pointer of the game, Veronica Burton tallies her first WNBA field goal

(HALF-TIME SCORE):   Sparks  52  Dallas Wings  40

(FINAL SCORE):  Sparks  93  Dallas Wings  91  (ATTENDANCE):  4,852

(PREVIOUS GAME): The Sparks lost a close game to Phoenix Mercury this past Sunday, 6/5. The final score was (81-74)  and dropped the team to an overall record of (5-7), good for 8th place in the standings.

(NEXT GAME): “Dads & Daughters Night,” Saturday, June 11th, vs. Las Vegas Aces. Tip-off at 6:00 PMCrypto.Com Arena. Watch on Spectrum SportsNet

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