MINNESOTA — The LA Sparks made a bold statement joining the hundreds of NFL players who opted not to stand for the national anthem following President Donald Trumps remarks calling for NFL owners to fire players who chose otherwise prior to their game 1 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA Finals on Sunday.
It was Chelsea Gray’s foulline pull-up jumper with 2 seconds left ticking on the game clock that lifted the Sparks to a 85-84 victory on Sunday over the Minnesota Lynx.
Gray scored a career-high 27 points and Candace Parker added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Sparks.
Maya Moore scored 27 points and Sylvia Fowles had 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Lynx, who climbed back from that 26-point hole to take an 84-83 lead with 6.5 seconds to play.
Odyssey Sims scored 16 points and Ogwumike had 11 points and six rebounds for Los Angeles.
Simone Augustus finished with 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists for Minnesota.
Game 2 is on Tuesday night in Minneapolis.
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post
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