Connecticut Sun put up strong showing against LA Sparks, but come up short

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UNCASVILLE--The Connecticut Sun where back at Mohegan Sun Friday night looking to get a two-game winning streak for only the second time this season. That would be a tall order, since they faced the 19-1 Los Angeles Sparks.

The Sun jumped out to a quick lead in the first quarter thanks to defense and a strong fast break and would build a 55-44 lead at the half.

The Sparks would mount a come back in the second half, and finally take their first lead 81-80 with under two minutes left in the fourth quarter on a three pointer by Nneka Ogwumike.

From there the teams would trade the lead several times until regulation would end with a 85-85 tie.

In overtime LA capitalized on several Connecticut turn-overs to push their overall record to 20-1 with the 98-92 final.