Sparks vs Lynx Game Two Today at 12:30pm

October 7, 2012 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Los Angeles Sparks News Release

The Sparks host the Minnesota Lynx in Game Two of the Western Conference Finals this afternoon at 12:30PM at STAPLES Center.

Coming off a loss in Game One at Minnesota, the Sparks will look to take advantage of their 17-1 home record this season and even up the series 1-1. The Sparks were also 2-0 against the Lynx this season at STAPLES Center.

The Sparks will once again look to star Candace Parker and guards Alana Beard and Kristi Toliver to pace the offense. Parker had 25 points and 11 rebounds in game one.

To win at home, the Sparks will also need to outrebound the defending champs. Look for DeLisha Milton-Jones and Nneka Ogwumike to provide Parker with additional rebounding support in game two.

Catch all of today's game on ABC.

SEASON RECAP

The Sparks saw plenty of awards and accolades in Carol Ross' first season as head coach. All five Western Conference Player of the Month awards, presented by Boost Mobile, were won by Sparks (Candace Parker - May, June, July, September; Kristi Toliver - August). Nneka Ogwumike also won four of five Rookie of the Month awards (May, July, August, September). For her outstanding season, Toliver was named Most Improved Player.

Along with monthly awards, the Sparks won 8 of 14 weekly awards in the Western Conference. Candace won Player of the Week in week one, four, five, eight and 14, Kristi won in week 10, and Nneka won in week three and 13.

Ross also led the Sparks to their best regular season record since 2006 and a 16-1 home record.

The Sparks will now lean on their Los Angeles record in their only home game in the Western Conference Finals.

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