Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/5/14

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14: Candace Parker #3 of the Los Angeles Sparks talks with teammates Lisa Leslie #9, DeLisha Milton-Jones #8 and Marie Ferdinand-Harris #24 during the game against the San Antonio Silver Stars on July 14, 2008 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)
Candace Parker scored 21 points and Kristi Toliver added 18 and the Los Angeles Sparks defeated the Seattle Storm 74-61 on Tuesday night. Alana Beard scored 15 points as the Sparks (2-0) led from the first quarter after their big comeback victory against the Storm on Friday in which the Sparks erased a 21-point second-half deficit. Ann Wauters led Seattle (0-2) with 15 points. Tina Thompson added 13. The Sparks led by double digits for most of the fourth quarter. Toliver made three 3-pointers in the final five minutes, the last make it 71-62. Parker and Toliver stretched the lead to 60-45 in the final minute of the third. Parker brought the ball up court after Shekinna Stricklen's miss inside and passed to Toliver for a 3-pointer. The Sparks got another stop and Parker came down and hit a 3-pointer. The Sparks came out energized in the home opener, which was originally scheduled for Sunday, but was moved because Staples Center hosted NBA and NHL playoff games over the weekend....
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