August 24, 2018

WNBA playoffs over for Cardinal alums

Neither the Los Angeles Sparks nor the Connecticut Sun survived the second round of the WNBA playoffs.

The Sparks were overwhelmed by the Washington Mystics 96-64: Mystics ease past Sparks 96-64 to reach semifinals

Candace Parker was the only Spark to score in double digits. Nneka played for 31 minutes, scored just eight points and grabbed three rebounds. Karlie got a couple of minutes of playing time in the last few minutes of the game, but did not take a shot.

The Sun fought a very close battle with the Phoenix Mercury for 37 1/2 minutes, at which point the score was tied at 86-86. Then the mature, experienced Mercury closed out the game with a 10-0 run: Griner, Taurasi help Mercury beat Sun 96-86

Chiney was suffering from a bone bruise to her right knee and spent much of the game on the sidelines on an exercise bike. She played for 19 minutes, but tallied just two points, three rebounds and two steals.

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