The Los Angeles Sparks (11-19) will face the Atlanta Dreams (8-22) on Thursday night. This game is a must-win game for the Sparks. The Los Angeles team is in ninth place, only one game behind the Washington Mystery. They need to win the last two games of the season and get some help from Mystery opponents to make it into the playoffs.
The Sparks have had a terrible offense all year, but because of their defense, this was reflected in the playoffs. Dominate Sunday victory Seattle storm.Sparks have Third defensive rating In the alliance, they allow Penultimate 77 per game.However, commit average value Only 72.3 points, which set the team back.
After reaching the WNBA semi-finals in 2018, Dream is in full reconstruction mode. Chennedy Carter’s suspension did destroy any chance Dream had to compete for a lower spot in the playoffs.Dream is ninth with tenth The offensive score and defensive score in the league are at the forefront of the league.
The Sparks and the Dream team played two games in August. Both sides ended the game by five points, and the Sparks participated in two games. When the Sparks play desperately, they look for strength, and the Dream team looks for opportunities to knock the team out of the playoffs.
Atlanta Dream (8-22) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (11-19)
when: Thursday, September 16, 7 p.m. Eastern Time
Where: Georgia State University Park Gateway Center Arena
How to watch: Amazon Prime, Bally Sports SE-Atl
The key to the game: Courtney Williams is the key offensive player of his dreams, so she was asked to direct the offense. For the Sparks, Nneka Ogwumike is a player to watch. After Kristi Toliver is out, Britney Sykes may start again. Sykes is a reliable scorer and the best point guard on the Los Angeles team’s roster.
Spark injury report: Chiney Ogwumike (out; right knee), Kristi Toliver (out; left hand), Jasmine Walker (out this season; right knee)
Dream injury report: Tiana Hawkins (suspicious; right foot), Candice Dupri (probably; back), Crystal Bradford (out of season; left foot), Chennity Carter (out; suspension) , Cheyenne Parker (out of season; individual)