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Nneka Ogwumike’s putback seals Sparks’ win over Lynx

Nneka Ogwumike #30 of the Los Angeles Sparks shoots the ball during the game against the Minnesota Lynx on May 29, 2022 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nneka Ogwumike sealed the Los Angeles Sparks’ 85-83 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday, sinking the putback after her own missed shot to give her side the lead with eight seconds left on the clock.

Ogwumike finished the night with 16 points, five rebounds and two assists, while Liz Cambage added 15 points and three rebounds to the Sparks’ tally.

Chennedy Carter led all scorers in her first start with Los Angeles, notching an impressive 20 points behind 53.3 percent shooting, six rebounds and four assists.

Kayla McBride led the Lynx with 19 points, while Sylvia Fowles and Aerial Powers each added 15 points for Minnesota.

The Sparks, however, were able to hold off Minnesota down the stretch to improve to 4-6 on the season as the Lynx fell to 1-7.