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Candace Parker named WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week

Published on June 19th, 2017

Candace Parker was named the WNBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week for games played June 12-18.

Parker earned Player of the Week honors for the 19th time in her 10-year career.  Behind the 6-4 forward/center, the Sparks went 3-0 for the week and improved to 8-3 overall, the second-best record in the WNBA.  Among West players, the two-time WNBA MVP was seventh in scoring (18.0 ppg) and rebounding (6.3 rpg).  She also tied for second in blocks (2.0 bpg) and for third in assists (5.0 apg).  Parker was eighth in three-point shooting (.417, 5-of-12) and made 13 of her 14 attempts from the free throw line (.929).

On June 13, the former University of Tennessee standout tallied 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the Sparks defeated the Dallas Wings 97-87 in Los Angeles.  Two days later, Parker contributed 20 points, four rebounds, four assists and two blocks to help guide the host Sparks past the San Antonio Stars 80-75.  Parker closed the week with 17 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three blocks as Los Angeles beat the Phoenix Mercury 90-59 on June 18 in a game that also saw Phoenix guard Diana Taurasi become the WNBA’s career scoring leader.

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