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Parker paces Sparks past Mercury

Series shifts back to L.A. for Game 3 on Monday (ESPN2 & WatchESPN, 10 p.m. ET)

Updated: September 22, 2013, 2:53 PM ET
By Michelle Smith | espnW.com

PHOENIX -- Candace Parker remembers back to her college days at Tennessee when after a particularly painful loss, one of her teammates said something that still stays in her mind all these years later. 

"Somebody said, 'We were hungry, but they were starving,'" Parker said. "That always kind of stuck with me. We came into this game tonight with that mentality. We were starving for a win, facing elimination.

"Why do we always have to wait ...

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