Lynx at a glance: The Lynx (14-13) are coming off a ragged -- 62 fouls combined -- but feel-good 92-78 home victory over Washington on Saturday. Five Lynx players scored in double figures for only the second time this season. It also happened on June 20 in a 98-93 loss at Detroit. ... This is the first of four games on a weeklong road trip to L.A., Phoenix, Seattle and Sacramento. "When you don't have a crowd to rally behind you," guard Candice Wiggins said, "you have to do that yourself. We like the challenges that playing on the road brings." The Lynx are leading the league in fewest turnovers per game and had only 12 on Saturday.
Los Angeles at a glance: The Sparks (17-12) are 2-0 since the Olympics break. L.A. beat Sacramento 78-63, setting a WNBA record for blocks with 15, and San Antonio 58-53 as Candace Parker (17 points, 15 rebounds) and Lisa Leslie (18 points, 12 rebounds) both had double-doubles. The Sparks are in third place in the Western Conference, two games ahead of the Lynx. Last week the league's top rebounding team signed 7-2 Margo Dydek, the tallest women's pro basketball player. She averaged 6.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.1 blocks for Connecticut last season. She had a baby in April and has sat out this season so far. Los Angeles lost to the Lynx 88-70 at home on July 3 but won 92-84 in OT in Minnesota on July 27. Parker and Leslie both had 23 points in that second game.