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Sparks outlast the Fever, 94-88

Sparks outlast the Fever, 94-88

Though an 18-point lead after three quarters dissolved into a one-point margin with nine seconds left in the game, the Sparks hung on for a 94-88 win over the Indiana Fever at Staples Center on Wednesday night, extending their dominant start to the season to 17-1.

The Fever never led, at one point trailing by as many as 21, but posted 39 fourth-quarter points to make the Sparks sweat.

“As we went down the stretch, I think our trust kind of went away,” star Sparks forward Candace Parker said.

“A play here, a play there, our man scores so we’re hugged up to our man the next possession because we didn’t get help — it affects our defensive...