The Los Angeles Sparks had a promising year. This WNBA season, which included Candace Parker winning her second valuable player award, was also thought to feature a deep run of the Sparks into the postseason. That hope ended eruptly when Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury knocked off the Sparks in a WNBA Western Conference semifinals series. It was still a good year for the Sparks, despite the unexpected ending to their season. News4usonline.com captures part of the season in pictures.