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Sparks rout Lynx 92-75; move within game of WNBA title

Candace Parker watched video of herself in every game the Sparks played against Minnesota this season.

She didn't like what she saw.

Parker brought a different mentality into Game 3 of the WNBA Finals, leading an aggressive charge from the opening tip in the Sparks' 92-75 victory Friday night that put the franchise on the brink of its first championship since 2002.

"That was a product of me being non-existent in every game we played Minnesota this year," Parker said.

She scored 24 points, Nneka Ogwumike added 21 and the Sparks took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.

"We've worked too hard to get to this point and just be there,"...