1st star: Seimone Augustus, Minnesota Lynx
Seimone Augustus posted her second consecutive 20+ point game for the Lynx. Last night, scoring evenly throughout the game she had 25 points. That included a huge three pointer with less than two minutes remaining in the game to turn a close game in a two possession game. The Sparks never got closer than down 4 in the remaining 100 seconds.
2nd star: Kristi Toliver, Los Angeles Sparks
Toliver is having a terrific start to the season. Main reason for that is her lights out shooting – even with 3/7 3p field goal shooting she is averaging 60% on the season. Toliver had 23 points for the Sparks in their loss.
3rd star: Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks
First overall pick turned in the best game of her young career with 20 points on 7 of 10 shooting from the game and game leading 9 rebounds. She paired with Candace Parker provided Minnesota some serious issues down low.
Candace Parker had 23 points for the Sparks, but she also amassed 7 turnovers… After missing her first three shots Alana Beard was 4 from 4… Rebbekah Brunson had strong 17 points and 7 rebounds, her FT shooting needs some work – 7/12… Lindsay Whalen scored 14 for the Lynx though down the wire she was observing the game from the bench with Candice Wiggins being on the floor in her place.
Neither team had much success on defense with both averaging around 50% shooting from the field… DeLisha Milton-Jones missed both shots from the game she attempted, turned the ball over 4 times and had the worst +/- in the game.
Minnesota Lynx – Los Angeles Sparks 92-84