Aces Complete Season Sweep Of Sparks

The much anticipated MVP candidate showdown between A’ja Wilson and Candace Parker gave WNBA fans all the excitement they were hoping for.

Wilson and Parker both continued their individual dominance on both ends of the court for their respective teams. However, it was Wilson who prevailed with the most importance stat line between the two, as the Aces defeated the Sparks 84-70.

With the win the Aces improved their record to 17-4, earning the second seed and a double-bye into the playoff semifinals.

The Sparks down by as many as 14 points in the first half, forced the Aces into eight first half turnovers. Chelsea Gray scored a lay-up at the buzzer to pull the Sparks within eight points 43-35 to close out the half.

The Aces regained momentum to open the second half, as Angel McCoughtry scored two quick buckets pushing their lead to 10 points forcing the Sparks to take a timeout. The Sparks pulled within four points of the Aces 64-60 lead behind a jumper from Candace Parker to end the third quarter.

McCoughtry’s 3-pointer with 9:06 remaining pushed the Aces led to 69-60, sparking an offensive run for the Aces allowing them to outscore the Sparks 20-10 in the fourth quarter.

A’ja Wilson finished with 19 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Angel McCoughtry tallied 18 points and six rebounds, and teammate Kayla McBride supplied 18 points for Aces.

Nneka Ogwumike scored 24 points with seven rebounds and Candace Parker added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Sparks.

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