Minnesota Lynx (11-7) at Los Angeles Sparks (6-12)

2021 vs. Los Angeles (1-0)

Saturday, June 12 at Minnesota W80-64

Sunday, July 11 at Los Angeles

Thursday, Sept. 2 at Minnesota

 

Minnesota’s victory last Aug. 31 in Bradenton halted a five-game series losing streak. The Lynx are winless in their last five trips to Los Angeles, dating to a 77-74 triumph on Sept. 6, 2016 at Staples Center.

 

First Meeting: Crystal Dangerfield scored a team-high 16 points and teamed with Rachel Banham on a fourth-quarter run that carried the Lynx past Los Angeles, 80-64, on June 12 at Target Center. Sylvia Fowles finished with 15 points, nine rebounds, five steals and four blocks while Te’a Cooper led the Sparks with 17 points and Amanda Zahui B. totaled 15 points and eight rebounds.

 

Series Capsule:

Lynx vs. Sparks

All-Time Results: Current Streaks:

Overall ………………….29-51 Overall …………. Won 2

in Minnesota ………..20-20 Home …………… Won 2

in Los Angeles ……….9-31 Road ……………. Lost 6

Playoffs (’03,’12,’15,’16,’17,’18) .10-9

Last Win: 80-64 at Minnesota (6/12/21)

Last Loss: 81-97 at Bradenton (8/9/20)

Biggest Win: 43 – 114-71 at Minnesota (5/31/06)

Biggest Loss: 30 – 66-96 at Los Angeles (7/2/13)

 

BY THE NUMBERS: The Lynx are…

 9-2 when scoring 80+ points

 2-5 when scoring less than 80 points

 9-1 when shooting 45%+

 2-6 when shooting less than 45%

 4-6 when allowing 80+ points

 7-1 when allowing less than 80 points

 1-4 when allowing 45%+

 10-3 when allowing less than 45%

 11-0 when outshooting their opponent

 0-7 when being outshot

 6-2 when outrebounding their foe or even

 5-5 when being outrebounded

 7-1 when leading or tied after 3 quarters

 4-6 when trailing after 3 quarters

 5-5 in games decided by 10+ points

 4-2 in games decided by <6 points

 

Matchup Notes

In their final game before the Olympic Break, the Los Angeles Sparks (6-12) face the Minnesota Lynx (11-7) at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday July 11 at 6:00 PM. The Sparks most recently lost 71-62 to the league leading Seattle Storm. The Sparks held the Storm to just 37.7% shooting, and erased a 17-point deficit to cut the lead to as little as one point in the fourth quarter. Sparks guard Erica Wheeler had a team-high 22 points while shooting 8-for-13 from the field. Center Amanda Zahui B. added nine rebounds of her own. The Lynx most recently defeated the Las Vegas Aces 77-67. Four Lynx players scored in double figures including: Layshia Clarendon (18), Sylvia Fowles (14), Damiris Dantas (14), and Kayla McBride (10). In their first match-up this season, the Lynx defeated the Sparks 80-64 at the Target Center. This will be their second of three match-ups during the 2021 season.