Just one game graced the 2017 WNBA season schedule on Saturday, as the Indiana Fever hosted the Los Angeles Sparks. Thanks to key contributions from Candace Parker and the reigning WNBA MVP N Ogwumike, Los Angeles was able to get an 84-73 victory on the road. Here's the latest game recap for the Sparks' win over Indiana, as well as a WNBA standings update and what's next for the two teams.

WNBA game recap

For the Indiana Fever, it was a special day as their franchise star Tamika Catchings had her No. 24 jersey raised to the rafters during halftime. Unfortunately, her presence alone wasn't enough to inspire the new-look Fever to a victory over the reigning WNBA Champions.

The Sparks held a 46-40 halftime lead, and then had a 19-12 third-quarter that helped put the game in their favor. Despite Indiana winning the fourth quarter by two points, it was too little, too late.

The LA Sparks received 18 points, 13 rebounds, and seven assists from Candace Parker. She shot 7-for-13 in the game and also recorded three steals and two blocked shots. Her teammate N Ogwumike scored 21 points while grabbing six boards. Chelsea Gray was the only other Los Angeles player to score in double-digits. She finished with 17 points on a 6-for-13 shooting performance.

On the losing side, the Indiana Fever's top scorer was Candace Dupree with 14 points, while Brianna January and S Johnson each scored 13.

Erica Wheeler finished with 12 points on the day, all of which came from three-point shots.

The Los Angeles Sparks shot 53.3 percent for the game including 47.1 percent from three-point range. The home team shot just 42.2 percent, only hitting at a rate of 28.6 percent from downtown. In addition, the Sparks won the rebounding fight 31-26 for the game.

Standings & what's next

With the win, the Los Angeles Sparks now hold a 9-3 record overall. That's good for second-best in the WNBA behind the Minnesota Lynx by just a few games. The Sparks will play again on Tuesday night when they visit the Connecticut Sun for a game starting at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Indiana Fever dropped to 6-7 overall with today's loss. That has them at fourth place in the Eastern Conference. If the WNBA Playoffs began today, Indiana would just miss getting a spot as they are currently ninth in the overall standings, and slightly behind the 7-8 Dallas Wings. Their next game comes on Wednesday when they take on the Chicago Sky beginning at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

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