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SPARKS SILENCE STORM IN FINAL MINUTES

In Los Angeles Sparks, WNBA on June 3, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Photo courtesy of Juan Ocampo/NBAE/Getty Images

LOS ANGELES — Even when the Sparks are off, they still find a way to turn it on when it matters most.

Tied with the Seattle Storm at 65 with 4.5 seconds to go in the game, the ball came to Nneka Ogwumike, and she showed why she’s no longer regarded as a rookie.

Her buzzer-beater layup was timely, giving the Sparks a 67-65 home win in a game that for the most part, the Sparks struggled to hit their shots.

“It didn’t look very pretty on the offensive end until the last shot,” Sparks Head Coach Carol Ross said. “We didn’t come out and play like we’ve been practicing. We had to overcome ourselves and hang with Seattle, and with a team effort, we found a way to win.” (READ MORE.)

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