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Los Angeles Sparks Defeat the Minnesota Lynx 85-84 in Game One Of the WNBA Finals!

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Los Angeles Sparks-Minnesota Lynx Finals Rematch

Less than four hours ago the Los Angeles Sparks defeated the Minnesota Lynx 85-84 in game one of the WNBA Finals.

The two teams met in last year’s finals where the Sparks took home the trophy with the efforts of finals MVP Candace Parker. The defending champs opened the game on a 28-2 run, which had Lynx fans puzzled.

The Lynx trailed the whole game and would eventually tie it with two minutes left in the game. However, it was not enough due to the Kobe Bryant like performance from Sparks guard Chelsea Gray.

The 2015 WNBA champions fought their way back into the game, but every time it seemed like the Lynx were going to close the game Gray had an answer. Gray finished the game with 27 points, 3 rebounds, and 6 assist.

The two teams are familiar with each other and it’s safe to say that this series is far from over. Toward the end of the game, the Lynx started to wake up.

Game two, expect an aggressive Seimone Augustus, another dominant performance from Sylvia Fowles, and more contribution from the bench. With Minnesota dropping game one at home, game two is a must win.

Lynx Head coach Cheryl Reeve should be pleased with how the game ended. LA did not have an answer for Fowles in the post. Please give the league MVP more touches in the post so that she can control the tempo of the game and limit the Sparks fast break opportunities.

Sparks Head Coach Brian Agler, escaped game one with a win but should be elated that he won without a strong performance from Parker.  The Sparks bench provided a boast which helped set the stage for the game-winning dagger.

Tune into game two on Tuesday @8pm on ESPN 2.

Get your popcorn ready!

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