Parker, Leslie combine to lead Sparks over Dream

ATLANTA (AP) _ Candace Parker and Lisa Leslie gave the WNBA its
first glimpse of just how dangerous the Los Angeles Sparks could be
this season.
Parker, the league's No. 1 overall draft pick, had 14 points,
eight rebounds and eight assists in Los Angeles' 86-80 exhibition
victory over the expansion Atlanta Dream Saturday night.
Leslie played her first game since missing all of 2007 on
maternity leave, but the three-time league MVP still finished with
18 points and seven rebounds.
After leading Tennessee to a second straight NCAA title last
month, Parker is eager to help the Sparks win their third
championship under coach Michael Cooper.

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