FINALS

FINALS

VS

GAME 1

Sparks: 85
Lynx: 84
Series: 1-0 Sparks

GAME 2

Lynx: 70
Sparks: 68
Series: 1-1 Tied

GAME 3

Lynx: 64
Sparks: 75
Series: 2-1 Sparks

GAME 4

Lynx: 80
Sparks: 69
Series: 2-2 Tied

GAME 5

Lynx: 85
Sparks: 76
Series: 3-2 Lynx

 


SEMIFINALS

SEMIFINALS

VS

GAME 1

Sparks: 79 Mercury: 66
Series: 1-0 Sparks

GAME 2

Sparks: 86 Mercury: 72
Series: 2-0 Sparks

GAME 3

Sparks: 89 Mercury: 87
Series: 3-0 Sparks

 

 



PLAYOFFS BRACKET


BEST-OF-5 FINALS


#2 SPARKS LOSE to #1 LYNX, 3-2

Game 5 (Sparks 76, Lynx 85): In the winner-take-all Game 5, the Lynx won 85-76 behind 17 points and 20 rebounds from regular season and Finals MVP Sylvia Fowles. Minnesota’s triumph continued its streak of capturing the title in every odd year since 2011, and prevented the Sparks from becoming the first team to repeat as champion since 2002. The Lynx’s fourth title ties them with the Houston Comets for most in league history. Highlight | Candace double-double

Game 4 (Sparks 69, Lynx 80): The Lynx entered Game 4 down 2-1 in the series, facing a must-win situation while the Sparks looked to repeat as WNBA Champions for the first time since L.A. won titles in 2001 and 2002. Sylvia Fowles led all scorers with 22 points and 14 rebounds, securing her fourth-consecutive double-double, as the Lynx won 80-69. Winner-take-all Game 5 tips off Wednesday (8 PM ET, ESPN). Highlight | Sims’ scores 18

Game 3 (Sparks 75, Lynx 64): Entering game 3 with the WNBA Finals tied 1-1, the L.A. Sparks looked to continue their hot streak at home and take another series lead. Minnesota wouldn’t go away easy, but the Sparks, led by Ogwumike, Odyssey Sims (16 PTS) and Candace Parker (13 PTS), won 75-64 and forced Minnesota into an elimination game in Game 4 on Sunday (8:30 PM ET, ESPN). Highlight | Parker’s 17

Game 2 (Sparks 68, Lynx 70): The Lynx came out hot in Game 2 in hopes of evening the series with the Sparks. Minnesota led by 18 at the end of the first quarter, but L.A. wouldn’t give up easily. The Sparks had a chance to tie it up (or win with a three-pointer) before Lindsay Whalen came up with a clutch steal in the final seconds of the game to seal Minnesota’s victory, 70-68. Highlight | Parker’s 17

Game 1 (Sparks 85, Lynx 84): The Los Angeles Sparks opened the Finals in historic fashion, starting Game 1 on a 28-2 run. But the Lynx made the comeback, making things interesting in the final minutes of the game, eventually taking the lead with 6.5 seconds on the clock. Just as Alana Beard did for the Sparks in Game 1 in 2016, Chelsea Gray delivered the game-winning shot with two seconds left. Highlight | Gray scores 27


BEST-OF-5 SEMIFINALS


#2 SPARKS DEFEAT #5 MERCURY, 3-0

Game 3 (Sparks 89, Mercury 87): The Sparks held the Mercury in a down-to-the-wire game in which Diana Taurasi tied the game at 87 apiece with 10.8 seconds left before Candace Parker scored the game winning bucket with 2.9 seconds remaining. Parker scored a double-double of 21 points and 11 assists while Odyssey Sims led Los Angeles in scoring with 22 points. Taurasi led the Mercury with 22 points while Brittney Griner and Camille Little both added 18 points. Highlight | Sims drops 22 | Ogwumike with the Double-Double

Game 2 (Sparks 86, Mercury 72): The Sparks took a commanding 2-0 lead over the Mercury in the best-of-5 semifinals with an 86-72 victory in Game 2. Candace Parker led the way with 24 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, but the Sparks got balanced production from other starters. Odyssey Sims (21 points), Nneka Ogwumike (18) and Chelsea Gray (15) were also in double figures. Highlight | Gray goes for 15 | Ogwumike Drops 18

Game 1 (Sparks 79, Mercury 66): L.A.’s quest to become the first WNBA team to repeat since the 2002 Sparks starts with a Game 1 win over Phoenix in best-of-5 semifinals. All of the Sparks’ starters scored in double-figures, led by Nneka Ogwumike with 19 points and nine rebounds. Phoenix’s Leilani Mitchell led the team with 19 points while Brittney Griner tallied 18 points.Highlight | Ogwumike Scores 19


Directions to STAPLES Center Lot C

› FROM LAX

Take 105E to 110N
Exit at Adams Blvd. and turn left on Adams Blvd.
Continue on Adams and turn right on Figueroa Street
Continue on Figueroa and turn left on Pico Blvd.
Continue on Pico to Cherry Street
Turn right on Cherry and turn left into Parking Lot C

› FROM SAN BERNARDINO, RIVERSIDE, POMONA, AND ONTARIO

Take 10W (towards Los Angeles)
Take 110N and exit at Pico Boulevard
Continue north past Pico (on Cherry Street)
Turn left into Parking Lot C

› FROM SAN FERNANDO VALLEY AND SANTA CLARITA VALLEY

Take 101S to 110S
Exit Olympic Blvd. and turn left at end of ramp (Blaine Street)
Turn left on 11th Street and continue on 11th to Cherry Street.
Turn right on Cherry and turn right into Parking Lot C

› FROM THOUSAND OAKS AND SIMI VALLEY

Take 405S to 10E (towards Los Angeles)
Exit 10E at Hoover Street. Turn left on Hoover
Continue north on Hoover, bear right on Alvarado
Turn right on PIco Blvd. and continue to Cherry Street
Turn left on Cherry and turn left into Parking Lot C

› FROM SAN DIEGO, ORANGE COUNTY, AND ANAHEIM

Take 405N to 110N
Exit at Adams Blvd. and turn left on Adams Blvd.
Continue on Adams and turn right on Figueroa Street
Continue on Figueroa and turn left on Pico Blvd.
Continue on Pico to Cherry Street
Turn right on Cherry and turn left into Parking Lot C

 

Please note: Lot C Courtesy Shuttle runs 2 hours before the game and 1 hour after. The shuttle runs continually and can take 5 – 10 minutes to do a complete run. There are times when traffic gets backed up and it might take a little longer (i.e. around game time). Signs are posted at 12th/Cherry and Chick Hearn to inform fans where to take the shuttle.