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Sparks fall to Silver Stars, 72-69

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Danielle Robinson scores on a late driving layup to help push San Antonio past the Sparks, 72-69

Danielle Robinson scored on a driving layup with 8.4 seconds remaining to give the San Antonio Stars a 72-69 win against the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday.

Robinson got the ball at the top of the key and converted from the left side. The Sparks missed a field goal attempt inside and were forced to foul on their next possession.

Robinson also scored on a drive to tie it at 69-69 with 40 seconds left as the Stars (7-6) won their third game in a row.

Robinson and Danielle Adams each scored 13 points and Becky Hammon had 11.

Nneka Ogwumike led the Sparks (4-8) with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Candace Parker had 17 points and eight rebounds and Jantel Lavender had 14 points and 13 rebounds.

Ogwumike scored 11 points in the fourth quarter, including a bank shot that gave the Sparks a 69-67 lead. San Antonio missed its next four shots, and Ogwumike got a block on Adams on another possession. The Sparks committed a season-high 23 turnovers.

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