GAME 5 RECAP
Sylvia Fowles, Lynx
The series MVP had 17 points and 20 rebounds and single-handedly fouled out Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike in the process. She had a double-double in all five games of the series.
By the numbers
46-29 Minnesota’s rebounding edge. In Games 4 and 5 the Lynx outrebounded the Sparks by 37.
19-4 Lynx’s edge in second-chance points.
22 Points the Lynx scored off Sparks turnovers.
5 WNBA titles won by the Lynx’s Rebekkah Brunson (one with Sacramento).
4-1 Lynx’s record in the WNBA Finals when facing elimination.
4 Times in WNBA history that a team has come back from a 2-1 deficit in the Finals (Detroit, 2006; Phoenix, 2007 and 2009; the Lynx, 2017).
6 Bench points by the Lynx in Game 5.
2-for-18 Three-point shooting for the Sparks.