The Los Angeles Sparks came home to Staples Center from a three game road trip on Thursday, July 2 to play three homes games in a 96 hour period. Coming home to their own beds and their faithful fans, the Sparks were ready to put a spark in July!
The Sparks took care of business against the San Antonio Stars on Thursday night 86-81, then played a back to back Friday night against the Tulsa Shock when the Sparks’ fans witnessed Kristi Toliver score 43 points to break a franchise record set by Lisa Leslie’s 41 points. The Sparks won 98-95!
Sunday, July 5 the defending WNBA Champions, Phoenix Mercury came to town for the first time this season. The game was well played requiring an extra five minutes to decide the winner with the Mercury sliding by the Sparks 94-91 in overtime.
The LA Sparks have eight more games in the month of July to continue to make it a hot July! The Sparks hit the road again for another three game road trip before returning home to Staples Center on July 16 against the Atlanta Dream coached by former LA Sparks Coach and Lakers great, Michael “Coop” Cooper. Game will be an early 12:30 p.m. (PST) tip off.