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Chiney Ogwumike #13 of the Connecticut Sun and Candace Parker #3 of the Los Angeles Sparks battle for possession during a game at the Mohegan Sun Arena on July 13, 2014 in Uncasville, Connecticut. (credit: Chris Marion/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sparks Surge Past Sun For 90-62 Rout

Nneka Ogwumike had 24 points and seven rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks used a big third quarter to rout the Connecticut Sun 90-64 on Sunday.


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Parker, Ogwumike Lead Sparks Over Storm, 65-57

Los Angeles Sparks coach Carol Ross let her team know she was upset after another poor third quarter. By the end of the game she called it their best of the season.


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Parker Leads Sparks To Rout Of Stars

Sparks part owner Magic Johnson wasn’t on hand to see his new team win their first home game. But he would have been proud of the dominant third quarter by Candace Parker on Sunday.


Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury celebrates after sinking the go-ahead jumper against the Los Angeles Sparks in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinal of the 2013 WNBA playoffs at Staples Center on September 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Griner’s Late Shot Lifts Mercury Over Sparks 78-77

Brittney Griner’s performance had been up-and-down in her WNBA playoff debut. With veteran Diana Taurasi urging her on, the rookie calmly sank the winning basket.


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Ogwumike, Toliver Lead Sparks Past Lynx

Nneka Ogwumike had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Kristi Toliver added 19 points, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-84 on Thursday night.

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Candace Parker #3 of the Los Angeles Sparks shows emotion during the game against the Seattle Storm on August 20, 2013 at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.  (credit: Terrence Vaccaro/NBAE via Getty Images)

Parker’s Late Score In 2OT Lifts Sparks Over Shock

Candace Parker scored with 5.7 seconds remaining in the second overtime, lifting the Los Angeles Sparks to a hard-fought 90-88 comeback victory over the Tulsa Shock on Sunday.


Marissa Coleman of the Sparks tries to keep Dewanna Bonner from getting to the basket. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mercury Snap Sparks’ 19-Game Home Winning Streak, 90-84

Diana Taurasi scored 32 points and DeWanna Bonner had 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Phoenix Mercury snapped the Los Angeles Sparks’ 19-game regular season home winning streak Thursday night, 90-84.


Members of the Los Angeles Sparks have a conference during a game against the New York Liberty at Staples Center on July 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Parkers Scores Season-High 30 Points To Lead Sparks Past Shock

Candace Parker scored a season-high 30 points and Kristi Toliver added 25 as the Los Angeles Sparks won their fourth consecutive game with a 94-78 romp over the Tulsa Shock on Thursday night.


Marissa Coleman #25 of the Los Angeles Sparks grabs the rebound against Kia Vaughn #9 of the Washington Mystics at Staples Center on June 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (credit: Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)

Harding, Parker Lead Sparks Over Mystics 79-69

Lindsey Harding scored 22 points and had seven assists, and Candace Parker added 20 points to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to a 79-69 win against the Washington Mystics on Sunday night.


Shenise Johnson #42 of the San Antonio Silver Stars poses for a picture during WNBA Media Day at the AT&T Center on May 16, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.  (credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Johnson Helps Silver Stars Overcome Sparks 83-78

Shenise Johnson scored 19 points, Danielle Robinson had 18 and the San Antonio Silver Stars overcame a big game from Candace Parker in an 83-78 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday night.


The United States players pose for a photo with their gold medals during the medal ceremony for the Women's Basketball on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Sparks’ Parker Leads US Basketball To 5th Straight Gold

The names change, not the results. Just call the U.S. women’s basketball team Olympic champion.



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