Check my slideshow from yesterday’s Candace Parker and Delisha Milton-Jones/Ticha Penicheiro appearances. Fun times.
The Sparks avenged their loss to Seattle Sunday by beating them 68-62 on Tuesday. The entire LA team were possessed – especially Candace Parker. I’ve not seen her take Lauren Jackson on one-on-one like that before, and she kept beating her. On one play in the third quarter, Jackson was all up on Parker, and Parker kept backing up into her and backing up, looking for Penicheiro to get open. When TP finally flashed, Parker threw the long side pass right past Jackson, into her hands, and TP made the easy layup.
After the game I asked Parker if she had been motivated by Sunday’s loss. Her eyes got a little bigger and she said emphatically, “Oh yes – I was pissed.”