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WNBA: Seattle Storm 42, Sparks 36 at halftime

August 28, 2010 |  1:06 pm

After trailing by as many as 10 points in the first quarter, Seattle Storm forward Swin Cash scored 14 second quarter points, including four three-pointers, to give the Storm a 42-36 halftime advantage over the Sparks in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals at Staples Center.

The Storm have a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series, and before Game 2 began, Sparks Coach Jennifer Gillom said starting strong was essential.

"We have to have a great start," she said. "If we get out of the blocks great, we're going to have a good night."

The Sparks took heed of her advice and entered the second quarter with a 20-15 advantage. The Storm, however, recuperated and took its first lead of the game after Lauren Jackson made a layup with 6:23 left in the half.

Noelle Quinn leads the Sparks with 10 points. Jackson leads all-scorers with 16 points.

-- Melissa Rohlin

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