Ogwumike led the way with 25 points and 11 rebounds in a chippy game between the two rival teams in the Western Conference.
Maya Moore fouled out with just over 2 minutes left in the fourth quarter, and finished with 17 points. Simone Augustus had a lights out shooting performance and finished with 23 points.
The Sparks began the game sluggish, yet finally woke up behind the stellar play of Candace Parker and Alana Beard aided the Sparks on a 13-4 run in the second quarter. The Sparks took a 35-31 lead into halftime after trailing for almost a quarter and a half.
Parker was ejected after she picked up two technical fouls with less than seven minutes left in the third quarter. the referees stated that she continued to complain about a call on the floor.
"I'm not going to make this a regular thing," Parker said of her ejection.
The Lynx jumped out to a 66-61 lead in the fourth quarter. The Sparks would fight back and regain the lead behind a Lindsay Harding three pointer that made it 71-70.
Ogwumike was dominate on both ends of the floor, which helped the Sparks maintain the 83-79 lead late in the fourth quarter. Minnesota clawed back and with 1.3 seconds left, Lindsey Whalen knocked down a long running two pointer from the 110 freeway, as the Lynx trailed by three.
After a heated exchange with the referees, Sparks coach Carol Ross received a technical foul, and Simone Augustus made the foul shot that brought them within one.
As time expired the Sparks hung on for the slim victory.
This is one game that will be remembered by both teams, if they are fortunate enough to see each other in the Western Conference Finals.
Minnesota's Simone Augustus spoke about the turning point of the game. "That's what it was all about coming to the end of the fourth quarter. They crashed the glass. Nneka did a great job getting on the boards, and we didn't. That's the difference in the game -- them getting the loose balls, the extra offensive possessions, and we didn't have those."