Ogwumike helps Sparks edge Lynx
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Nneka Ogwumike had 25 points and 11 rebounds as the Los Angeles Sparks took an 85-84 win over the Minnesota Lynx in a battle between the top two teams in the Western Conference.
Kristi Toliver scored 19 points while Jantel Lavender gave 15 points for the Sparks, who have already locked up the second seed in the Western Conference.
Seimone Augustus had 23 points and Maya Moore gave 17 points for the Lynx, who have clinched the top spot in the Western Conference.
Both teams have one game left in the regular season.
The Sparks led by four with 22.1 seconds to play after Ogwumike put in a layup, but Lindsey Whalen countered with a layup.
After Toliver hit just one of two free throws, the Lynx had a chance to tie the game, but Janel McCarville's 3-point attempt missed and Jenna O'Hea hit another free throw to make it a four-point game.
Whalen hit a bucket with 1.2 seconds left and Augustus put in a technical free throw, but Los Angeles was able to kill off the rest of the clock.
The Sparks led, 35-31, after the first half, and held a 59-51 lead going into the fourth quarter.
09/13 00:56:33 ET