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Up next for Sparks: Sunday vs. Minnesota

The fifth-place L.A. Sparks host the Western Conference-leading Minnesota Lynx at Staples Center in the second matchup of a six-game homestand.

August 07, 2011



When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: Staples Center.

On the air: NBA TV.

Records: Sparks 7-12, Lynx 15-4

Record vs. Lynx: 1-2.

Update: The Sparks are in fifth place in the six-team Western Conference and have lost two consecutive games. The Lynx are in first place and have won eight in a row. The Lynx, who are led by Seimone Augustus (16.2 points and 3.7 rebounds a game), have the best rebounding average in the league (37.52 a game). The Sparks rank seventh in rebounding with 32.94 a game. This is the Sparks' second game of a six-game homestand. After playing 11 of 13 on the road, they fell to Connecticut, 79-70, at Staples Center on Wednesday.

— Melissa Rohlin

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