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SPARKS TONIGHT

at Seattle, 7

Site -- KeyArena.

Radio -- 1150.

Records -- Sparks 12-7, Storm 13-7.

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Record vs. Storm -- 1-0.

Update -- The Storm won for the fifth consecutive time Thursday afternoon, taking down visiting Phoenix, 89-78. The Sparks haven’t been as consistent, dropping their fourth game in their last six Thursday night, 87-69, at Sacramento. As a result, Seattle moved half a game in front of the Sparks for second place in the Western Conference. Seattle’s margin of victory during the winning streak is 15.8 points. Throw in an 11-1 record at home and the Sparks will probably enter the game as the underdog. The key matchup should be inside, where 6-foot-5 centers Lisa Leslie of the Sparks and Lauren Jackson of the Storm snuffed each other out when they last met 18 days ago, in a 76-62 victory by the Sparks at Staples Center.


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