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Defensive ploys could lift Sparks

Containing (or limiting) Storm MVP-candidate Lauren Jackson a tall tree to climb

Updated: August 27, 2010, 8:36 PM ET
By D.J. Foster | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

After dropping Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals 79-66 to the Seattle Storm, the Los Angeles Sparks now find themselves facing an elimination game on Saturday at Staples Center. What can they do to keep their season alive?

Swing first

Despite being at home, the Sparks are heavy underdogs going into Game 2 of the best-of-three series. Seattle has compiled one of the best seasons in WNBA history and is statistically head and shoulders above the rest of the league in nearly ...

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