Harding, Parker power Sparks to third straight win

Lindsey Harding had 22 points and Candace Parker scored 20 to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to a 79-69 win over the Washington Mystics.

Harding also had seven assists, five rebounds and four steals, while Parker added seven boards and four blocks.

Nneka Ogwumike finished with 15 points and nine rebounds for Los Angeles, which has won three in a row after splitting its first four games of the season.

The Mystics, losers of three straight following a 4-1 start to the campaign, got 16 points apiece from Crystal Langhorne and Tayler Hill, with Langhorne also grabbing 13 rebounds.