Maya Moore scored 20 points
The Sparks were without four-time
With Parker and Beard in the lineup, Los Angeles had won four straight games, including an 83-61 win over the Lynx — Minnesota's worst loss of the season.
Nneka Ogwumike led the Sparks with 18 points.
Renee Montgomery's driving layup capped a run of 13 consecutive points in the first quarter to give Minnesota a 20-6 lead and the Lynx held a 37-32 lead at halftime.
Los Angeles (7-15) battled back and Kristi Toliver's fourth three-pointer of the game pulled the Sparks within one with 4:58 left, but Minnesota (16-6) answered with six straight points to push its lead to 65-58.