GAME RECAP

IMPACT PLAYER

Alana Beard, Los Angeles

The veteran Sparks guard hit a long corner jumper at the buzzer to give her team a victory in its return to the WNBA Finals for the first time in 13 years. Beard had four points, four rebounds, two blocked shots and two steals, including a block on Lindsay Whalen and a steal from Maya Moore to help contain a late Lynx rally.

BY THE NUMBERS

268 Career points for Lynx forward Maya Moore in the WNBA Finals, with 18 of those coming Sunday to give her the league record.

18 Points scored by the Sparks off 16 Lynx turnovers.

1 Shots missed by Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike, who made eight of nine for a game-high 19 points.

29 Lead changes and ties in the game.

RACHEL BLOUNT