After Los Angeles swept Utah, coach Michael Cooper said he hadn't seen the Sparks play better, and he's right.
While L.A. seemed a little uninspired toward the end of the regular season, the Sparks have stepped it up a notch in the playoffs. The inside players have been putting up great numbers, the outside shooters have been phenomenal, the bench has had some big games and the defense is hitting its stride.
L.A. also is well rested after sweeping its first two playoff series and is ...
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