All-Star, Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx kept her team's hopes alive to repeat as WNBA Champions last night at Staples Center as the Lynx outplayed the Sparks to force a decisive Game 5 to be played back in Minnesota.
Moore scored a game high 31 points while shooting over 50% from the field with 11-14 from the charity stripe and snagged nine rebounds in the 85-79 must win. Moore was joined by three other teammates scoring double digits. Seimone Augustus contributed 12 plus dished five dimes and Lindsay Whalen added 13. Sylvia Fowles controlled the boards for 13 rebounds along with her 10 points as the Lynx out rebounded the Sparks 41-25.
The Los Angeles Sparks was led in scoring by reserve guard Chelsea Gray's 20 points while it was a frustrating night for Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike finishing with 14 and 11 points on 9-24 from the field and only 4 times combined to the charity stripe for both superstars! Alana Beard added 11 points and Kristi Toliver tossed in 15 points on 4 of 6 from three point range.
The momentum has swung back in the favor of the defending champions as the Lynx head back to Minnesota to prepare to lace up the sneakers one more time Thursday night, to become back to back WNBA Champions!
Game 5 tips off Thursday, October 20th at 8pm EST on ESPN2.
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