A sort of 74-68 Defeating the Atlanta Dream team at the Gateway Center in University Park, Georgia on Thursday night, saw Nneka Ogwumike score 15 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals, putting the Los Angeles Sparks in the WNBA playoffs keep active. They still need to win the last game, which is Sunday’s game against the Dallas Wings, and see the Washington Mysteries lose the remaining two games to enter.
Dream (8-23) led by as much as 7 points in the first quarter, then went from a 9-point lead back to a four-quarter lead, but the Los Angeles team led by 15-6 with 8 points and 50 seconds left.
Tiffany Hayes lost 25 points.
Brittney Sykes led the Sparks (12-19) with 17 points, 3 assists and 2 steals, while Nia Coffey nearly had a double-double with 10 points and 9 rebounds. Te’a Cooper added 14 points to the winning career.