I am a true to the heart Sparks fan I've watched every game and I do not hate on CP she's my favorite player I just know what I saw because I'm so into the Sparks.the stats are great in totality but the last 5 mins it's a different story
I'm not sure what conclusion you can come to from 5 minutes in 1 game...It's subjective and dependent on the defense and what plays they are running and more. Her numbers for the game were
28 points 13 rebounds 4 assists 3 steals 2 blocks
In the last 5 minutes The Sparks scored 13 points - Parker had 5 points including a 3 pointer had 1 assist resulting in two points 1 steal and 1 rebound. Those are very good stats. If you want to look at it in 5 minute increments she played all 40 minutes scoring 28 points that averages to 3.5 points per 5 minutes. So in the last 5 minutes she scored 1.5 points above her average.
Comparing with objective criteria If I only looked at the last 5 minutes of this game - I guess Maya Moore and Sylvia Fowles don't do much or aren't aggressive in the last 5 minutes
Lynx scored 17 points
Moore - 9 points (2 were FT off an intentional foul)and 1 rebound
Fowles - 5 points 1 rebound
I get why you care about the last 5 minutes (but there are a lot of factors involved out a players control) To disregard the other 35 minutes is odd to me. Without her other 35 minutes would the last 5 minutes even matter? End of story if you look at the objective facts her numbers are great in the last 5 minutes. The rest is subjective so we will have to agree to disagree.