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Brittney Griner scored 19 points to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks 76-69 Saturday night, tying the WNBA record for wins.
Candace Parker scored 24 points, Kristi Toliver had 20 and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Seattle Storm 77-65 on Friday night.
Kristi Toliver scored 20 of her 29 points in the second half Tuesday as the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 71-63 and clinched a playoff spot.
With less than a week to play in the regular season, everyone is still chasing Minnesota and Phoenix.
Kayla McBride scored 21 points, Jayne Appel tied a franchise record with 20 rebounds, and the San Antonio Stars beat the Los Angeles Sparks 82-76 on Sunday.
Candace Parker made two free throws with 1.8 seconds remaining, and the Los Angeles Sparks held on for an 80-77 win against the Atlanta Dream on Friday night.
Sims' big game leads Shock over Sparks 96-90
Phoenix spent seven consecutive weeks at No. 1. But after Minnesota snapped the Mercury's 16-game win streak, the Lynx take over the top spot.
Kristi Toliver made a 3-pointer with 9.6 seconds remaining to give the Los Angeles Sparks a 70-69 win against the Connecticut Sun on Sunday.
Diana Taurasi scored 17 points to help the Phoenix Mercury cruise to their 16th straight win 90-69 over the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday night.
Nneka Ogwumike scored 21 points and Alana Beard added 17 to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 77-73 on Monday night.
With eight teams sporting losing records, Phoenix, Minnesota and Atlanta remain 1-2-3 in our weekly rankings.
Nneka Ogwumike scored 22 and Candace Parker added 19 to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Seattle Storm 77-69 on Saturday and give general manager Penny Toler her first win as a coach.
DeWanna Bonner scored a season-high 22 points to lead the Phoenix Mercury to their 14th straight victory, 93-73 over the Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday night.