Parker leads Sparks over Mercury

By The Sports Network
September 22, 2013 - 12:03am

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - 2013 MVP Candace Parker dropped 31 points with
11 rebounds to guide the Los Angeles Sparks to a road victory over the Phoenix
Mercury, 82-73, to force a third game in the Western Conference Semifinals.

Nneka Ogwumike registered a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds in the triumph while Lindsey Harding and Alana Beard chipped in 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Diana Taurasi paced Phoenix with 20 points but shot just 6-of-19 from the floor and 0-for-6 from 3-point range. Brittney Griner had 18 points and Candice Dupree tallied 16 points and nine boards.

The visitors jumped out to a 40-30 halftime edge and