Candace Parker & The LA Sparks Win WNBA Championship With A Wild & Emotional Ending
I bet most of you all basketball fans didn’t even know the WNBA Finals were going on. If you didn’t, then you missed one exciting and emotional ending to a classic championship win on Thursday night. Behind a game-high 28 points and 12 boards from Candace Parker and a game-winning shot from Nneke Ogwumike, the LA Sparks went into Minnesota and left with a 1-point victory and their first championship since 2002.
After the final buzzer, the often misunderstood and criticized Parker, who dedicated the win to her late great coach Pat Summit, was tackled to the ground by teammates.
For the Lynx, as expected, Maya Moore was spectacular with a team-high 23 points, 11 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. She also hit a turnaround jumper with 15 seconds left to give the Lynx a 1-point lead before Ogwumike’s game-winner.