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Sparks fall in regular-season finale to Mercury, 70-65

Sparks fall in regular-season finale to Mercury, 70-65

Monique Currie scored a season-high 22 points and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks, 70-65, on Friday night.

Los Angeles (14-20) is the No. 4 seed and will open the postseason at Minnesota next Friday night.

Phoenix (20-13) is the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference and has home-court advantage in its first-round matchup with Tulsa that starts Thursday night. 

Brittney Griner scored 16 points and Candice Dupree added 12 for the Mercury.

Phoenix led 63-61 when Sparks coach Brian Agler drew a technical foul arguing Jennifer Hamson's foul call against Griner. DeWanna Bonner made the technical free throw, and Griner made both free throws to make...

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