2021 Los Angeles Sparks season

The 2021 WNBA season was the 25th season for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association. The season tipped off on May 14, 2021 versus the Dallas Wings.[1]

2021 Los Angeles Sparks season
CoachDerek Fisher
ArenaLos Angeles Convention Center
Staples Center
Attendance1,221 per game
Record1220 (.375)
Place6th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Team Leaders
PointsNneka Ogwumike – 14.5 ppg
ReboundsNneka Ogwumike – 6.5 rpg
AssistsErica Wheeler – 4.8 apg
TelevisionSpectrum SportsNet

The Sparks split time in two arenas during the 2021 season. They played at the Los Angeles Convention Center from May until July and then played at the Staples Center after the league took its Olympic break.[2]

The Sparks started the season slowly, losing the first two games. However, they won the next two to finish May with a 2–2 record. June proved difficult, as the team couldn't sustain a winning streak, as wins were followed by two losses frequently. They finished June 4–7 and 6–9 overall. The Sparks went into the Olympic break on a low note when they lost all four games in July. After the break, a favorable schedule contributed to a four game winning streak to begin the August schedule, with wins over Indiana and Atlanta who finished in the bottom two of the final regular season standings. Once the winning streak ended, the Sparks lost six straight games to slide to 10–19 going into the final three games of the season. Despite winning two of the last three, a final day loss meant the Sparks finished outside the playoff places with a 12–20 overall record.

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