By NOEY KUPCHAN
In the midst of another impressive season, former WNBA MVP Candace Parker could bring home a second piece of hardware if she can keep it up.
Parker and the visiting Los Angeles Sparks aim for a third consecutive victory overall and a third straight win over the injury-plagued Phoenix Mercury on Saturday night.
After uncharacteristically missing out on the playoffs last season - due in no small part to Parker's injury-shortened year - Los Angeles (9-3) is looking like a contender in 2012 thanks largely to its now-healthy star. She ranks third in the league with 19.8 points and 9.3 rebounds per game, and is also averaging a WNBA-leading 3.1 blocks.
Parker had a huge game Wednesday in a 95-79 win over Tulsa, recording 33 points, a career-high nine blocks, eight rebounds and four assists.
"I'm going to be able to go home and whip out my thumb to my husband a little bit," said Parker, married to NBA player Shelden Williams. "He prides himself on the defe...