The Los Angeles Sparks clinched a playoff spot on Tuesday night, and in the process they sent a strong message to a potential first-round opponent.
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.
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.
Toliver tied her career high with 29 points, going 12 of 17 from the floor, and Los Angeles led all the way in defeating the New York Liberty 97-89 on Thursday to improve to 7-0 at home.
Kristi Toliver scored 17 points to lead six players in double figures as the Los Angeles Sparks routed the Seattle Storm 102-69 in the season opener for both teams Sunday night.
The Los Angeles Sparks signed guard Kristi Toliver to a multi-year deal coming off a season in which she was chosen the WNBA’s most improved player.