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....