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Up next for Sparks: Friday vs. Tulsa

Shock is in last place in the Western Conference.

August 25, 2011

When: 7:30.

Where: Staples Center.

On the air: NBA TV.

Records: Sparks 12-15, Shock 1-24.

Record vs. Shock: 3-0.

Update: The Sparks, trying to make the playoffs, face Tulsa twice in their last seven games. The Shock has lost 19 games in a row, going into Thursday's game at Seattle. The Sparks are in fifth place and are 21/2 games behind fourth-place San Antonio. The top four teams in each conference make the playoffs. Tulsa is in last place in the Western Conference and has been eliminated from playoff contention. When the teams played Sunday, the Sparks won, 73-67. The Shock is led by Elizabeth Cambage (12.5 points and 5.2 rebounds). Candace Parker is averaging 18.1 points and 9.3 rebounds for the Sparks.

— Melissa Rohlin

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