Mechelle Voepel espnW.com
Lynx lead Sparks 38-32 at halftime of teams' 2018 WNBA opener at Target Center. Centers Candace Parker (back injury), Jantel Lavender, and Maria Vadeeva (haven't reported to team yet) are not with Sparks, who have guard-heavy lineup around forward Nneka Ogwumike. Not surprisingly, Sparks are being out-rebounded 20-12 in first half. But they have taken nine more shots than Lynx and have kept the game close. Point guard Chelsea Gray leads Sparks with 12 points, while forward Rebekkah Brunson leads Lynx with 13 points. Game is live now on ESPN2.