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Up next for Sparks: Thursday vs. Phoenix

Up next for Sparks: Thursday vs. Phoenix
Forward Nneka Ogwumike (30) and the Sparks will take on Brittney Griner and the Mercury in a key Western Conference game on Thursday night. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

When:

7:30.

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Where: Staples Center.

On air: TV: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes.

Records: Sparks 10-13; Mercury 19-3.

Record vs. Mercury: 0-2.

Update: For the third time this season, the Sparks play host to Phoenix, the Western Conference leader, which hasn't lost since June 12. The Mercury clinched a playoff spot with an 89-71 victory over Seattle on Tuesday, which extended their winning streak to 13 games, third-longest in WNBA history. Candace Parker continues to lead the Sparks in scoring at 20 points per game, third best in the league.

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