The Sparks maintained a balanced offensive attack as Nneka Ogwumike contributed 20 points, and Lindsay Harding finished with 18 points on the night. They remain one game behind the Minnesota Lynx for the Western Conference number one seed.
"I feel really good and I haven't felt this good in a while. I'm starting out in the point guard. I've got to be aggressive to be successful, and hopefully the team will follow that lead," said Harding.
Sun's 2012 MVP Tina Charles had a limited assignment of guarding Parker, talked about the match up. "There's not a lot of 6-foot-5 players who can do the things that she can do. You can tell she works hard on her craft. I'd rather play alongside of her, like I did at the Olympics."
Despite playing over 46 minutes in the previous game, Parker came out aggressively in the first quarter dropping 12 points, setting the tempo early and often.
The Sparks defensive in the first quarter was exceptional as they capitalized off of Connecticut's seven turnovers.
However the Sparks defense laid down like the NCAA did against Johnny Manziel, and the Sun went on an impressive 14-4 run that kept the game interesting.
After a much needed timeout, the Sparks got focused and executed an outstanding game plan. Parker gave a beautiful no look give and go pass to Ogwumike for the bucket, as the Sparks led at halftime 49-35.
The lapse in defense once again reared it's ugly head again in the third quarter when the Sun erased an 18 points Sparks lead. Down to just five points after a Iziane Castro Marques three pointer with about six and half minutes left.
The Sparks were able to pull away in the fourth quarter and captured the victory.
"She's playing at such a high level. When I watch her on tape, I really have to double-check because she really looks like a guard out there on so many occasions. She's a very difficult match for our post players," said Connecticut coach Anne Donovan on Parker.
Iziane Castro Marques finished with 19 points, and Tina Charles had 18 points and nine rebounds in the loss.