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Thursday September 19th, 2013

Sparks forward Candace Parker will reportedly win her second WNBA MVP. (Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images) Sparks F Candace Parker will reportedly win her second WNBA MVP. (Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker will be named the WNBA's Most Valuable Player in one of the closest ballots in the league's history, reports the Associated Press.

The report says Parker beat out Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore and Chicago Sky forward Elena Delle Donne for the award with slim margins separating the top three.

Parker finished with 234 points, Moore had 218 and Delle Donne had 189 points in the voting from a 39-member national media panel.

Parker and Moore both received 10 first place votes from the panel.

Parker, 27, averaged 17.9 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists this season for the Sparks, whose 24-10 record was second in the Western Conference. Parker was the runner-up for the MVP award last season and she won the award as a rookie.

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