GAME 2 RECAP

Impact player

Lindsay Whalen, Lynx

She scored nine of her 14 points in the first quarter as the Lynx took a 28-10 lead.

By the numbers

4 The Lynx and Sparks have played seven finals games over the Past two seasons, and four of them have been one-possession affairs.

38.7 The Sparks’ shooting percentage.

6 Blocks by the Lynx, who got three from Rebekkah Brunson and two from Sylvia Fowles.

7 missed free throws for the Lynx (13-for-20)

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