On Tuesday night, Minnesota Lynx’s Sylvia Fowles grabbed a WNBA Finals-record 17 rebounds in Game 2, breaking the record of Taj McWilliams-Franklin, who grabbed 16 rebounds for Connecticut in the year 2005.
In addition to this, he scored 13 points to lead the team 70-68 over the Los Angeles Sparks. Thus, evening the WNBA series at one game apiece. Referring to the zero rebounds, Fowles said, “When we really put our minds to rebounding nobody can stop us. I think that was fresh in my head”.
“My mindset was just crash the boards. Every opportunity I got, crash the boards.”, Fowles added. The other players of the Minnesota Lynx who played well are Lindsay Whalen scoring 14 points and Rebekkah Brunson having 12.
Candace Parker had 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the Los Angeles Sparks. She also got the opportunity to tie or take a lead with 13.1 secs to play but unfortunately, Chelsea Gray, who scored 15 points, lost the handle on her dribble for a turnover.
Brian Agler, the head coach of Sparks, said, “We didn’t have the fight and grit in the first half that could match Minnesota. They set the tone early in the game and we have to respond better”. The Los Angeles Sparks is struggling to become the first repeat champions since 15 years.
We wish good luck to both the teams for Game 3 and hope that the Game 3 would be as interesting as that of previous game. We also say Congratulations to Sylvia Fowles for setting a new WNBA final record.