Sparks’ top 10 Staples Center moments as era set to begin

Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike during the first half of a game in 2016.(Jessica Hill / Associated Press)

Nneka Ogwumike set a WNBA record for consecutive made field goals with 23, completing the three-game streak against the Chicago Sky at Staples Center. The 2012 rookie of the year started the streak by finishing a 100-77 blowout against the New York Liberty with five straight made shots, then had a perfect 12-for-12 game at Dallas to set the league record for field goal attempts in a game without a miss. The Sparks returned home, where Ogwumike made all six of her shots in the first half before missing her first attempt in the third quarter.
On the season, Ogwumike shot 66.5% from the field, the second-highest percentage in WNBA history, and was named the league’s most valuable player. The Sparks finished the season with their third WNBA championship and first since 2002, clinching it in Minnesota when Ogwumike made the winning putback with 3.1 seconds left in Game 5.

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