Sparks’ ‘home opener tour’ ends with loss to Sun

Sparks’ ‘home opener tour’ ends with loss to Sun

The new-look Sparks nearly ground out a comeback on Saturday. But the well-rested, well-acquainted Connecticut Sun snuffed out L.A.’s rally with a late-fourth-quarter flurry that sent the road-weary Sparks back to L.A. with 77-60 defeat. With the loss at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, the final stop of the Sparks’ 11-day season-opening road trip, they split their first four games – or what Chiney Ogwumike deemed their “home opener tour” in which her team played the villain in for every opponent’s first home game. “It’s exciting for the home team and a challenge for us – in a good way, though,” Chiney Ogwumike said on Zoom. “Because we are tested to the max out of the gate.” In the Sun’s case, the Sparks gave the crowd of 5,624 a short-lived …
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