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Sparks will play Mystics at Washington

The last time the teams played, the Sparks blew a 24-point lead to allow the Mystics to win, 89-85. It was the largest second-half comeback in WNBA history.

August 23, 2011|By Melissa Rohlin, Los Angeles Times

SPARKS TONIGHT

AT WASHINGTON

When: 4 PDT.

Where: Verizon Center.

On the air: WNBA.com.

Records: Sparks 11-15, Mystics 5-20.

Record vs. Mystics: 0-1.

Update: The Sparks end a three-game trip against the Mystics, who are in last place in the Eastern Conference. The Sparks are in fifth place in the six-team Western Conference, 31/2 games behind fourth-place Seattle with eight games remaining in the regular season. The top four teams in each conference make the playoffs. The last time the teams played, the Sparks blew a 24-point lead to allow the Mystics to win, 89-85. It was the largest second-half comeback in WNBA history. The Mystics are led by Crystal Langhorne, who is averaging 18.1 points and 7.3 rebounds. Candace Parker, who returned to the court Aug. 16 after missing 15 games because of injury, averaged 18.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and .565 shooting in four games last week.

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