Ogunbowale and Ogwumike clash in Dallas-Los Angeles matchup

June 18, 2022 GMT

Los Angeles Sparks (5-8, 3-5 Western Conference) at Dallas Wings (7-8, 4-5 Western Conference)

Arlington, Texas; Sunday, 4 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: A pair of the league’s best scorers, Arike Ogunbowale and Nneka Ogwumike, meet when Dallas and Los Angeles hit the court. Ogunbowale ranks fourth in the WNBA averaging 18.7 points per game and Ogwumike is eighth in the league averaging 17.8 points per game.

The Wings are 4-5 against Western Conference opponents. Dallas is sixth in the WNBA averaging 81.6 points and is shooting 41.5% from the field.

The Sparks have gone 3-5 against Western Conference opponents. Los Angeles has a 2-3 record against teams over .500.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Sparks won 93-91 in the last meeting on June 1. Brittney Sykes led the Sparks with 25 points, and Isabelle Harrison led the Wings with 20 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ogunbowale is scoring 18.7 points per game and averaging 2.7 rebounds for the Wings. Allisha Gray is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Dallas.

Lexie Brown averages 1.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Sparks, scoring 7.2 points while shooting 47.9% from beyond the arc. Ogwumike is averaging 18.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.6 steals over the past 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wings: 4-6, averaging 82.8 points, 36.7 rebounds, 18.2 assists, 6.0 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 41.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 83.5 points per game.

Sparks: 3-7, averaging 81.9 points, 28.1 rebounds, 19.3 assists, 7.4 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 89.0 points.

INJURIES: Wings: None listed.

Sparks: None listed.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.