vs. Washington, 7:30
Site -- Staples Center.
Radio -- 1150.
Records -- Sparks 10-3, Mystics 5-8.
Record vs. Mystics -- 1-0.
Update -- The Mystics should be plenty motivated to perform well against the Sparks, who rolled into Washington May 31 and left with a 70-59 victory. In that game, Mystics guard Alana Beard scored a season-low nine points on three-for-13 shooting. She has averaged 19.9 points in the eight games since. Nikki Blue, a former UCLA standout, did not play for Washington because of a sprained ankle. Then there's 37-year-old forward Taj McWilliams-Franklin, who was traded by the Sparks to the Mystics before the season. She scored a career-high 31 points on 12-for-14 shooting Tuesday in a 98-90 loss to visiting Phoenix.