Candace Parker came to the rescue in yesterday’s win over the Seattle Storm. It was Parker’s second game back from injury. However, she is on fire and creating plays for the Los Angeles Sparks. It’s like she never missed a single game. The endurance, athleticism, energy, and commitment to the team is unparallel.
Parker is providing the team with extra enthusiasm. Her no-look passes are fun to watch. The Sparks took the win over the Storm 83-75 and it was due to Candace Parker coming to the rescue.
Sparks Energy On The Floor
The Sparks energy is incredible to watch as a spectator. The infamous no-look passes from Chelsea Gray and Parker are one of a kind. The powerful duo had several moments in yesterday’s game. In fact, they created memorable moments for the Sparks fans in attendance, which 12,000 fans were on hand for yesterday’s game.
What amazing support from the fans who love the league and the team. One of those moments happened in the 6:39 mark of the first quarter. That ignited the crowd and fans watching the game online. Gray was on fire from the 3-point arc. That helped the Sparks have the lead early in the first quarter. She finished with 10 points, 8 assists, and 2 rebounds. The eight assists were key in the Sparks win over Seattle.
Another key player in yesterday’s win is guard Sydney Wiese, who made a crucial 3-point shot that helped the Sparks take the lead at some point in the game. Other key players were Maria Vadeeva, who finished with 14 points, 3 assists, and 4 rebounds. Let’s also not forget about Marina Mabrey, who had a killer performance on both ends of the floor. Mabrey finished with 10 points and 2 rebounds.
Candace Parker To The Rescue
It was an incredible performance by Parker to say the least. With 21 points, 2 assists and 7 rebounds for the game, she not only contributed on offense, but she also hustled on defense as well. At one point, Parker dived to save the ball. She got up slowly but it took a minute for Parker to get up from the risky play. She will do anything to help the team win. Meanwhile, during the second quarter, Parker scored 11 points and she was on a mission to win at all cost. Candace Parker to the rescue.
The Seattle Storm struggled throughout the first two quarters due to Natasha Howard being in foul trouble. She quickly committed two fouls within the first quarter. So she had to sit out for the majority of the second quarter and third quarter. Now, don’t get me wrong, she did manage to performance per usual with 13 points, 5 assists, and 5 rebounds. Howard quickly got her third personal foul in the 8-minute mark in the second quarter.
The major issue the Storm had was not taking care of the ball. With 19 turnovers for the game, that hindered their chance to win the game. On top of the lack of fast-break points with only 5, the Sparks did manage to have the biggest lead with a 17 point lead. The Storm shot 42.9% from the field.
Alysha Clark and Sami Whitcomb had an incredible night for the Storm with 16 points each. Their free throw percentage was perfect with 100% from the line.
In conclusion, great teamwork by the Los Angeles Sparks. Now with a record of 13-8. The Sparks play again on Thursday at 10 PM ET versus the Phoenix Mercury.