Make it 4 consecutive victories for the L.A. Sparks, who celebrated Chiney Ogwumike’s instrumentality to the lineup by defeating the New York Liberty 86-83 connected Sunday astatine Barclays Center successful a rainy Brooklyn.
With the win, the Sparks (10-13) slipped a half-game up of the Dallas Wings for sole possession of eighth spot successful the WNBA standings, the cut-off for playoff participation. L.A. has 10 games remaining, 7 of them connected the road.
They started their existent six-game roadworthy excursion successfully, withstanding a 3-point barrage from New York, which went 16 of 25 (47.1%) from down the arc, hitting much 3-pointers done 3 quarters than immoderate of the Sparks’ opponents had each season.
The Sparks benefited from New York’s 25 miscues arsenic the Liberty fell to 11-14.
Chiney Ogwumike played 9 minutes disconnected the seat aft missing the erstwhile 19 games with close genu soreness. She mixed it up Sunday for six points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 artifact and 3 fouls (including a Flagrant 1 connected Betnijah Laney).
Erica Wheeler led L.A. with 17 points, Nneka Ogwumike and Kristi Toliver tallied 16 apiece.
The Sparks’ roadworthy travel continues Tuesday successful Washington, D.C., wherever they’ll look the Mystics astatine 4 p.m.
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