Gray, Parker lead Sparks on road
SPARKS 70, MINNESOTA 64
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Chelsea Gray scored 23 points, Candace Parker had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 70-64 on Friday night.
Minnesota’s Rebekkah Brunson caught Maya Moore’s airball and put it in to get the Lynx within 66-63 with 49.3 seconds left.
Nneka Ogwumike answered with a baseline jumper for her first basket of the game with 28 seconds left.
Sylvia Fowles missed a shot in the lane and Gray made two free throws with 14.6 seconds remaining for a seven-point lead.
Odyssey Sims added 14 points for the Sparks (19-7) and Ogwumike scored three points to reach 3,000 for her career.
Fowles had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Minnesota (21-4). Brunson added 14 points and nine rebounds.