Where: Arco Arena.
On the air: Webcast, wnba.com.
Records: Sparks 5-10, Monarchs 5-15
Record vs. Monarchs: 1-0
Update: The Monarchs and Sparks have reached the postseason in nine of the last 10 seasons. This year, the Sparks have yet to win consecutive games, rank last in the WNBA in scoring (72.07 points a game) and are 2-4 on a seven-game trip that ends tonight. The Monarchs started 0-4, fired coach Jenny Boucek when they were 3-10 and are 10th out of 13 WNBA teams in defense (80 points given up per game).
-- Mark Medina