The Lynx are going to have to dig deep and pull out a win on the road Sunday in Los Angeles just to have a shot at bringing the WNBA Finals back to Minneapolis for a decisive Game 5 next week.
Minnesota lost Game 2 Friday night, 75-64, in Los Angeles, giving the Sparks a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.
Los Angeles built a 13-point lead late in the third quarter before Maya Moore jump-started a Lynx rally that brought them within one, 56-55, midway through the fourth quarter. That's as close as they would get with Los Angeles ending the game on a 19-9 run.
Game 4 is in Los Angeles at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
“There’s been a theme that the team that punches first seems to set the tone for the game, so we want to set the tone for (Game 4),” Lynx guard Renee Montgomery said, via the team's website. “Next game is do or die. We are going to have to play like our season is on the line next game. You play like it’s your last game.”