Sparks continue to win at home

Candace Parker #3 of the Los Angeles Sparks shoots over Rebekkah Brunson #32 and Renee Montgomery #21 of the Minnesota Lynx during the first half of Game Three of WNBA Finals at Staples Center September 29, 2017, in Los Angeles, California.
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Candace Parker scored 18 points, Nneka Ogwumike had 11 points and 10 rebounds and the Sparks beat the Atlanta Dream 72-64 on Tuesday night at Staples Center.

Odyssey Sims made a hook shot in the lane to extend the Sparks’ lead to eight points with 41.1 seconds to go and Essence Carson had a block at the other end to seal it.

Chelsea Gray added 10 points with seven assists for the Sparks (6-2), who have won four times during their five-game homestand.


Parker scored 13 points in the first half to help the Sparks to a 43-32 lead.

Tiffany Hayes scored 16 points for Atlanta (5-4), which had its three-game winning streak stopped. Jessica Breland added 14 points and Angel McCoughtry was held to 12 points on three-of-14 shooting. The Dream shot just 38.5% from the floor, including two of 12 from three-point range.