July 15, 2016

Ogwumike vs Ogwumike

The Los Angeles Sparks (Nneka) narrowly escaped a huge upset by the Connecticut Sun (Chiney) tonight.

The Sun scored first and held the lead for the first 38 minutes and 4 seconds of the game.

Then, with 1:56 left to play, Nneka sank a three-pointer that gave the Sparks their first lead. The Sun answered with a layup. Nneka came to the Sparks' rescue again with two free throws. Regulation play ended in an 85-85 tie.

In the overtime period, the lead changed five times, during which Chiney fouled out. The Sparks finally won 98-92 and are now 20-1 for the season.

Nneka got into foul trouble and sat on the bench for ten minutes, but still got a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds. Chiney got her first double-double of the season — 16 points and 13 rebounds.

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