Being that the Western Conference playoff schedule was released before tipoff, Thursday's Lynx-Sparks game didn't mean anything to the standings. But L.A.'s victory -- despite Candace Parker's getting ejected -- was far from meaningless.
Nneka Ogwumike had 24 points and 16 rebounds and Candace Parker added 18 points to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the San Antonio Silver Stars 93-66 on Saturday and extend their regular season home winning streak to 18 games.
It was supposed to be the night Tulsa welcomed back its 6-foot-8 center. Instead, 5-6 Ivory Latta was the star of the night, helping the Shock win back-to-back games for the first time this season and snap L.A.'s nine-game win streak.
Candace Parker scored 23 points and the Los Angeles Sparks ran off 16 straight points to overcome a 15-point, second-half deficit and hand the Tulsa Shock their WNBA-record 18th consecutive loss with a 73-67 victory on Sunday night.