All five Sparks were in double figures, but Chelsea Gray was sensational, scoring a career-high 27 points and hitting several hard shots in the second half.
Game two, expect an aggressive Seimone Augustus, another dominant performance from Sylvia Fowles, and more contribution from the bench. "Let me just say our Commissioner, my colleague and my friend Adam Silver put out a statement yesterday and I want you all to know that I personally believe all of us stand in full support with Adam, our big brother - the National Basketball Association - and our entire enterprise".
Game 2 of the best-of-five series is on Tuesday in Minnesota.
"We gave ourselves a chance to win the game, but there's no question that the championship isn't going to be won with that kind of stretch that we allowed in that first quarter", Moore said. "That means absolutely nothing to us".
Odyssey Sims scored 16 points and Ogwumike had 11 points and 6 rebounds for Los Angeles. The defending champs opened the game on a 28-2 run, which had Lynx fans puzzled.
The Sparks beat the Lynx in a five-game thriller last season, and they are bidding to become the first repeat champion in 15 years.
This one has a similar making. The over/under points total available at several sportsbooks is 157 points for the game in Minnesota.
The Los Angeles Sparks enter this game after defeating the Phoenix Mercury in a three-game sweep in the semifinals.
The Lynx trailed the whole game and would eventually tie it with two minutes left in the game.
With the Lynx locking arms in solidarity, the Sparks quickly left the Williams Arena court just before "The Star Spangled Banner" began to play, joining hundreds of NFL players in opposition to President Donald Trump's call for NFL owners to fire players who do not stand for the national anthem. The Sparks said they were not disrespecting the country.