ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — Chelsea Gray scored 23 points, Candace Parker had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 70-64 on Friday night.
Minnesota's Rebekkah Brunson caught Maya Moore's airball and put it in to get the Lynx within 66-63 with 49.3 seconds left. Nneka Ogwumike answered with a baseline jumper for her first basket of the game with 28 seconds left.
Sylvia Fowles missed a shot in the lane and Gray made two free throws with 14.6 seconds remaining for a seven-point lead.
Odyssey Sims added 14 points for Los Angeles (19-7) and Ogwumike scored three points to reach 3,000 for her career.
Fowles had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Minnesota (21-4). Brunson added 14 points and nine rebounds, and Moore scored 12.
The Lynx unveiled their new logo for next season at halftime.
LIBERTY 83, DREAM 77
ATLANTA (AP) — Shavonte Zellous had 20 points, Epiphanny Prince scored all four of her points in the final 30 seconds, and the Liberty held off the Dream.
New York led by double figures for much of the game but Atlanta used a 9-0 fourth-quarter run to pull to 71-65 with 4:44 left.
After a timeout with 49.5 seconds left, Atlanta's Brittney Sykes hit a 3-pointer from the corner to get the Dream within 75-74. Prince answered with her first basket of the game, a pull-up jumper, to extend New York's lead to 77-74. Atlanta's Layshia Clarendon missed a 3-pointer and Prince made two free throws with 19.9 seconds left for a five-point lead.
Tina Charles had 15 points and eight rebounds for New York (14-12). Sugar Rodgers added 12 points.
Sykes scored 16 points for Atlanta (10-17), which lost its sixth straight.