When: 1 p.m.
Where: Staples Center.
On air: TV: ESPN2
Records: Sparks 7-9, Mercury 12-3.
Record vs. Mercury: 0-1.
Update: Led by Diana Taurasi, the Mercury rolls into Staples Center on a six-game winning streak. The Sparks are 51/2 games behind first-place Phoenix in the Western Conference and have won three of their last four, including a 70-56 road victory over Seattle on Thursday. The Mercury defeated the Sparks, 74-69, on May 18. Sparks guard Candice Wiggins remains out recovering from knee surgery.