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Sparks make it a record-tying 11 in a row with 77-71 victory over Mercury

Sparks make it a record-tying 11 in a row with 77-71 victory over Mercury

Candace Parker had 24 points, 11 rebounds and four assists, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Phoenix Mercury, 77-71, on Friday night to match the best start in WNBA history at 11-0. 

The record was set Tuesday night when Minnesota (11-0) broke its own league mark. The Lynx will face Los Angeles in a home-and-home series next week. 

Candice Dupree scored six straight Phoenix points to pull the Mercury to within four points, 73-69, with 3:56 left in the fourth quarter, but Phoenix didn't score again until Diana Taurasi's baseline jumper with 17.1 seconds left. Parker sealed it with two free throws with 16.5 seconds left. 

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