Fever work double OT to edge Sparks

INDIANAPOLIS — Tan White scored 11 of her 20 points in the second overtime, and the Indiana Fever held off the Los Angeles Sparks 82-78 on Thursday night to hand Candace Parker her first professional loss.

Parker had 16 points, 16 rebounds, six blocks, five assists and five steals. The rookie from Tennessee scored six points in the final minute of the second overtime to keep the Sparks (2-1) in the game.

It was a wild game that featured failed dunk attempts by both Parker and Lisa Leslie. Leslie, the only WNBA player to dunk in a regular-season game, finished with 19 points and nine rebounds.

The teams also combined for a league-record 27 blocked shots.

Katie Douglas led the Fever with 25 points and tied a team record with her fourth-straight 20-point game. Ebony Hoffman had 10 points and 11 rebounds and Bernadette Ngoyisa added 14 points and nine rebounds for Indiana.

Lynx 75, Sky 69

At Chicago, Seimone Augustus scored 17 points and tied a career high with nine rebounds to help Minnesota remain unbeaten.

Anna DeForge had 15 points and rookie Charde Houston added 13 for the Lynx (3-0), who are off to the best start in franchise history. Rookie Candice Wiggins added 11 points.

Sylvia Fowles had 15 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for Chicago.

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