Sparks 70, Mystics 59. Candice Parker of the Sparks (3-1) had her third double-double in four games, with 15 points and 11 rebounds. The Mystics (2-3) would score a season low 31.9 percent from the field.
However, astonishingly enough, the Mystics came back in the four quarter shooting around 60 percent or so to actually lead by one, 53-52, in the fourth quarter. However, they couldn't dominate the Sparks. Those poor Mystic girls would try to score a basket and just...disappear...in the twin towers of Lisa Leslie and Candace Parker. In one stretch, the Mystics went for six minutes without scoring. "Expect Great".
Shock 74, Fever 65. The Shock go to 5-1 and take a 13-0 run into the fourth quarter to beat the team that beat the Sparks (so does that make them better)? Once again, the Shock (coached by Bill Laimbeer) simply decide to beat the hell out of their opponents. Katie Dogulas had four straight 20-point games for the Fever (3-2) before this game, but not after Detroit got done with her.
Lynx 94, Mercury 83. Seimone Augustus had a good day. She was named to the US Women's Basketball Olympic Team and scored 22 points on Phoenix (0-4). Charde Houston had 13 rebounds for the Lynx (4-0), the last of the unbeaten teams in the WNBA. Phoenix came withone one opoint in the fourth quarter on a shot by Kelly Miller, but the Lynx followed with a 14-3 run that ended it.
Minnesota scored 33 of their 94 points on free throws, as the Mercury committed 22 fouls.
Jambi the Genie: 6-0 on the year. 3-0 against the spread. "Genie Love"!