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Sparks earn place in playoffs, beating Minnesota Lynx, 71-63
Sparks earn place in playoffs, beating Minnesota Lynx, 71-63

MINNEAPOLIS — The Sparks clinched a playoff spot on Tuesday night, and in the process they sent a strong message to a potential first-round opponent. Kristi Toliver scored 20 of her 29 points in the second half as L.A. beat the Minnesota Lynx, 71-63. "We're a playoff team and we wanted to do our own work," said Toliver, who hit five three-pointers and tied her career high in scoring. "We didn't want to have to rely on other teams losing and different circumstances. We wanted to take care of our own business, and that's why we came out the way we did tonight. We wanted to close the door." The Sparks (15-17) are battling the San Antonio Stars...

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