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Sparks overmatched in playoff opener

Updated: August 26, 2010, 8:26 AM ET
By D.J. Foster | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

SEATTLE -- All season the Los Angeles Sparks have been woefully undersized. The retirement of Lisa Leslie and an early season-ending shoulder injury to Candace Parker left the Sparks vertically challenged up front, and the Seattle Storm capitalized on their advantage early and often in a 79-66 win in the opening game of the Western Conference semifinals.

"Our game plan was switching so a lot of times [Storm center Lauren Jackson] was being covered by a lot of our smaller players," Tina ...

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