Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 8/27/14

NEW YORK - JUNE 23: Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year, Candace Parker of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks speaks at the 32nd Annual Collegiate Women's Sports Awards at Columbia University June 23, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
PHOENIX (AP) -- Candace Parker had 22 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to a 90-71 victory over the Phoenix Mercury for their fourth straight win. Kristi Tolliver added 19 points and six assists and Nneka Ogwumike had 11 points and 14 rebounds for Los Angeles (14-6). Parker also had four assists and three blocks. The Sparks trail defending champion Minnesota by one game in the Western Conference. DeWanna Bonner and rookie Sammy Prahalis both had 14 points and seven rebounds to lead the Mercury (4-14). Alexis Gray-Lawson added 13 points and Krystal Thomas scored 11. Both teams were playing their third games in four days but Los Angeles won all three while the Mercury lost all three. Phoenix, playing again without injured stars Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree, has lost five straight and seven of nine.' Phoenix has been without Taurasi (strained hip flexor) since May 31st, and has lost 12 of 15 in her absence. Dupree, the team's second-leading scorer through th...
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