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SCOUTING THE SPARKS
Scouting the Sparks

2005 Series
May 21 - at Storm 90, Los Angeles 67
June 28 - Storm 75, at Los Angeles 67
July 30 - Los Angeles 71, at Storm 70
Complete series recap

WNBA.COM
2006 Playoffs Homepage
Storm-Sparks Series Page
Coaches Call Transcript
Ann Meyers' First-Round Notes
Doris Burke's Keys
LENNOX MAILBOX
Guard Betty Lennox is taking fan questions throughout the Storm's playoff run. Click here to e-mail Betty. Storm.wnba.com will ask her some of the best questions and post the answers during the first round of the playoffs.
Betty's First Round answers
STORM-SPARKS SCHEDULE
Game 1 - at Storm 84, Los Angeles 72 (1-0 series lead)
Game 2 - at Los Angeles 78, Storm 70 (series tied at 1)
Game 3 - at Los Angeles 68, Storm 63 (Sparks win 2-1)

Following a furious comeback, the Storm had several opportunities to tie Game 3 of the 2006 First Round series with Los Angeles in the closing minutes, but could not hit the big shot necessary to come all the way back from a 14-point deficit. The Sparks 68-63 win gave them the series 2-1, as the Storm was unable to steal a win at the STAPLES Center after winning Game 1 of the series in commanding fashion at KeyArena.

August 22


RecapssstormLAS 78, SEA 70
Box score
Photo Gallery
Live From TOJ
Postgame Press
Insider Preview - Game 3

August 21


StormCast
Confidence From Practice
Breaking Non-Breaking News

THE LOCKE BLOG
Storm play-by-play broadcaster David Locke blogs all the Storm happenings throughout the playoffs:
Confidence From Practice - "Sue Bird is gong to play. That is the best news of the day. Sue and I chatted as a part of today’s StormCast, co-hosted by Karen Bryant. Sue is in good spirits and looking at her you would have no idea that anything happened to the nose. Sue insists that she can tell it is a little different than usual."

August 20


RecapssstormLAS 78, SEA 70
Box score
Photo Gallery
Live From TOJ
Back at the Hotel
Postgame Quotes/Notes
Postgame Press
Insider Preview - Game 2

August 18


RecapssstormSEA 84, LAS 72
Box score
Photo Gallery
Live From Press Row
Postgame Quotes/Notes
Postgame Press Conference
7-0 Without LJ
Insider Preview - Game 1
Gameday Tidbits
Scouting the Sparks

August 17


Anatomy of a Rivalry Evolved
Notebook: Holdsclaw Also Battling Plantar Fasciitis
Orange and Oatmeal: Playoff Edition
Storm-Sparks Regular-Season Series

August 16


Bryant's Style Fits Sparks
Notebook: Storm Playing Through Pain

August 15


Experience the Difference From 2002
Aloha Means Wins

August 14


Big Stage for Big Rivalry