Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker found her three point stroke and drained two long range bombs in back-to-back possessions in the fourth quarter. After her second three, that gave the Sparks an 80-75 lead and momentum on their side with 6:30 left in their game against the Phoenix Mercury.
But on the next possession, with 5:48 left to play, Phoenix Mercury forward Penny Taylor got caught in a double team, and passed to center Brittney Griner who made a slam dunk in front of Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike who tried to move away and not get posterized.
Until this point in the WNBA, slam dunks were only done on the fast break and/or during times when the game outcome was all but decided. Lisa Leslie’s dunk in 2002, as well as Candace Parker’s first and second dunks in 2008 were on the break.
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