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Los Angeles Sparks: Candace Parker and Kristi Toliver Combine For 57-Points In Victory

Los Angeles SparksThe Los Angeles Sparks are able to hold the lead to win today’s afternoon matinee at Staples Center over the Minnesota Lynx, 96 to 90.

Kristi Toliver and Candace Parker came in first and second in scoring overall combining for 57 of the Sparks points. Toliver tied a personal record today with six three pointers made going perfect with six attempts. She would also 7 for 8 on the free throw line ending the game with 29-points in 36:18 on the court.

“It’s completely crazy that I didn’t even shoot the ball that last game,” Toliver said. “That’s not who I am. That’s not who I want to be. Today I just kind of shifted that and showed everybody that this is who I am and this is what I do. I’m back on track.”

Candace Parker would come in a point behind scoring 28-points in 34:45 of play. Parker went 12 for 17 from the free throw line and 13 rebounds.

The Sparks came into this game losing their last three games in a row but came home ready to dominate. By the beginning of the fourth quarter of play they took a dominating lead over the Lynx by 20-points. Though the Lynx coming into today game as the top in the West did not give up playing tough and causing the Sparks to turnover the ball to cut that lead to 6-points. For the Lynx time was not on their side as the Sparks were able to hold them enough to hold the win and extend to the Sparks 2012 record to 11 wins and 6 losses on the season.

“It was nice to come out and not be down 4 to 22 or 4 to 19,” Parker said. “It was nice the way that we started. We started with intensity. That really set the tone early. We were ready to help. We helped the helper. We had a defensive plan and we really sticked with it through whole game.”

The Sparks will be in action this weekend playing Saturday against the Seattle Storm at 7pm and Sunday against the Atlanta Dream at 5pm. Both games will be home games at Staples Center.

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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography. Member of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.

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