LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 4: Candace Parker #3 of the Los Angeles Sparks drives to the basket against Renee Montgomery #21 of the Minnesota Lynx on August 4, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by /NBAE via Getty Images)
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August 05, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) Candace Parker had 18 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and four steals in her first home game and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 83-61 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.

Jantel Lavender recorded her league-leading 11th double-double for Los Angeles (6-14) with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Los Angeles had a season-high 12 steals.

Los Angeles started the third quarter on a 17-7 spurt, with six points from Parker, for 56-42 lead and opened the fourth with an 18-8 burst.

Maya Moore scored 13 for Minnesota (15-5), snapping a string of 11 straight games with 20 or more points. Diana Taurasi holds the single-season record of 12. Moore had 11 of Minnesota's 21 first-quarter points, but scored just two in the second and did not attempt a shot in the third. She missed three field goals in 7 minutes of the fourth.

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