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August 6, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Sparks' old nemesis, slow starts, bit them again Thursday night and it cost them their six-game winning streak. The Utah Starzz (9-15), with the third-worst record in the WNBA, started fast and held off the Sparks, 81-75, despite a flurry of three-point baskets in the final minutes before 4,960.
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July 30, 2000 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Sparks dragged an old, fallen oak from their path to a possible WNBA championship Saturday before an uncharacteristically silent sellout throng at Compaq Center. For the first time in their four-summer history, the Sparks defeated the Houston Comets at Houston, ending an eight-game losing streak in Compaq Center with an 84-74 victory that included a game-ending 37-18 run.
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SPORTS
July 30, 2000 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Sparks dragged an old, fallen oak from their path to a possible WNBA championship Saturday before an uncharacteristically silent sellout throng at Compaq Center. For the first time in their four-summer history, the Sparks defeated the Houston Comets at Houston, ending an eight-game losing streak in Compaq Center with an 84-74 victory that included a game-ending 37-18 run.
SPORTS
July 20, 2000 | EARL GUSTKEY
vs. New York, 7:30 * Site--Great Western Forum. * Radio--KPLS (830). * Records--Sparks 18-3, Liberty 13-9. * Record vs. Liberty--1-0. * Update--The Liberty has won six in a row after a Wednesday victory at Seattle kept the team within one game of East leader Orlando. New York is getting roughly 36 points a game from Tari Phillips, Vickie Johnson and Becky Hammon, but the trio combined for 51 in the 78-55 victory over the Storm.
SPORTS
July 11, 2000 | EARL GUSTKEY
vs. Portland, 7:30 * Site--Great Western Forum. * Radio--KPLS (830). * Records--Sparks 16-2, Fire 5-12. * Record vs. Fire--2-0. * Update--The Sparks hope to set up one of the most widely anticipated regular-season games in the four-year history of the WNBA. If they win tonight and Houston beats Sacramento on Wednesday night, Los Angeles and defending champion Houston will bring 13- and 10-game win streaks to the Forum Friday night.
SPORTS
August 6, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Sparks' old nemesis, slow starts, bit them again Thursday night and it cost them their six-game winning streak. The Utah Starzz (9-15), with the third-worst record in the WNBA, started fast and held off the Sparks, 81-75, despite a flurry of three-point baskets in the final minutes before 4,960.
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