On the air: TV: NBA TV, KDOC.
Records: Sparks 15-6, Storm 10-10.
Record vs. Storm: 4-0.
Update: Before their five-week break for the Olympics, the Sparks had won five games in a row, their best streak of the season. They return to the court against a Seattle team that they have beaten in each of their last four meetings. The Storm is led by Sue Bird, who is averaging 13.3 points, 5.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds. Candace Parker leads the Sparks with 19 points and 10.2 rebounds a game. Both Bird and Parker were members of the U.S women's basketball team that won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in London.
— Melissa Rohlin