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Candace Parker scored 20 points as the Los Angeles Sparks wrapped up the No 3 seed with a 102-68 victory over the Seattle Storm on Thursday night.

Thursday night's WNBA scores

  • Los Angeles Sparks 102 – Seattle Storm 68
  • Atlanta Dream 78-74 Las Vegas Aces

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Los Angeles Sparks 102-68 Seattle Storm

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Highlights from the WNBA as Seattle Storm took on Los Angeles Sparks at the Staples Center

Candace Parker scored 20 points as the Los Angeles Sparks wrapped up the No 3 seed with a 102-68 victory over the Seattle Storm on Thursday night.

The defending champion Storm (17-16) dropped a half-game below Minnesota, but they hold the head-to-head tiebreaker against their first-round opponent. With some help from the Lynx, Seattle can still regain the No 6 seed and host the one-game opening round.

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Los Angeles took the lead for good when Sydney Wiese’s 3-pointer made it 18-15 with 2:11 in the first quarter. The Sparks closed the first half on a 10-0 run to lead 50-35 and led by double digits the rest of the way.

Nneka Ogwumike added 14 points and 10 rebounds in a standout performance for Los Angeles as the 34-point victory tied for the second-largest margin in Sparks history.

Jewell Loyd and Alysha Clark both reached 200 career 3-pointers for Seattle, the only WNBA players to achieve the milestone in the same game.

Atlanta Dream 78-74 Las Vegas Aces

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Highlights from the WNBA as Las Vegas Aces took on Atlanta Dream at the State Farm Arena

Elizabeth Williams had 20 points, eight rebounds and a career-high eight blocks in the Atlanta Dream’s 78-74 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Thursday night.

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The Aces (20-13) gave the Chicago Sky (19-13) a chance to overtake them for the No 4 seed in the playoffs and a first-round bye. Las Vegas holds the tiebreaker over Chicago and can still wrap up the fourth seed with a win in the season finale Sunday at Phoenix.

A’ja Wilson scored 19 points for Las Vegas.

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The Dream (8-25) took their first lead at 63-62 on Marie Gulich’s layup with 5:10 left. Renee Montgomery’s 3-pointer made it 68-62 and capped a 9-0 run for Atlanta.

Wilson made a pair of free throws to pull the Aces to 76-74 with 23 seconds left, but Alex Bentley answered with a pair of free throws four seconds later and Las Vegas missed its final three shots.

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Atlanta avoided recording the worst record in the WNBA this season for the time being, although that distinction still potentially looms with either a loss to the New York Liberty in the season finale or a Liberty victory over Indiana on Friday.

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