The Sparks are the team to beat this year. They are playing fantastic basketball and that is a team effort. Although they worked as a team in all their games, they always have a player that leads the team to victory and in thsi game that was Candace Parker.
Parker led the team in points, rebounds, blocks, and steals. She seemed to dominate the states but that didn’t stop the rest of her team from stepping out and conquering this team. Nneka Ogumike was fantastic in this game as well. She scored 22 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Kristi Toliver had another great game as she has been in the season. These 3 powered this team passed the Mercury.
The Mercury tried to slow this team down but in the end they came up short. Candice Dupree had another great game scoring 24 points. She was by far the highest scorer. 6 points behind her was Diana Taurasi. DT didn’t have a spectacular game but neither did Phoenix. Phoenix just needed a little more efforts to conquer this great team. Mercury really seem to be missing the scoring ability of Penny Taylor.