Los Angeles steals opener in Seattle

Toliver nets 25 points, Parker adds 11 as Sparks overcome 21-point second-half deficit

Updated: May 19, 2012, 3:17 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Storm opened the 2012 season Friday night by scoring the game's first 11 points, extending their lead to 21 points in the third quarter and taking a commanding 56-42 lead into the fourth. At which point, they kicked back, put up their feet, grabbed some water bottles and began writing a very nice postcard to the absent Lauren Jackson.

Dear Lauren -- Hope you're enjoying your Olympic training in Australia. We're having a great time here in Seattle, ...

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