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Up next for the Sparks: Tuesday at Phoenix

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The L.A. Sparks play at Phoenix on Tuesday night
The Phoenix Mercury has won 15 consecutive games heading into Tuesday's game against the Sparks

AT PHOENIX

When: 7.

Where: US Airways Center.

On the air: TV: ESPN2.

Records: Sparks 11-14 through Sunday, Mercury 21-3.

Record vs. Mercury: 0-3.

Update: The Mercury last lost June 12 and has won a franchise-record 15 consecutive games, tying the second-longest streak in WNBA history. Phoenix leads the Western Conference, 10 1/2 games ahead of the fourth-place Sparks, and already has clinched a playoff spot. The two teams last met Thursday in Los Angeles. Nneka Ogwumike scored 23 for the Sparks, but DeWanna Bonner, Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi led the Mercury to a 93-73 victory. Sparks Coach Penny Toler, who took over for Carol Ross, earned her first win Saturday, 77-69 over Seattle.

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