Monarchs Win
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Los Angeles Sparks vs. Sacramento Monarchs

The Sparks’ Tamecka Dixon (left), Lisa Leslie (right) and Sacramento Monarchs’ Ticha Penicheiro go after a rebound in the second half. The Sparks lost 73-58. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
The Sparks’ Mwadi Mabika goes up for a layup against Sacramento Monarchs’ defender Edna Campbell. (Myung J. Chun / LAT)
Sacramento Monarchs forward DeMya Walker, right, keeps a defensive rebound away from Los Angeles Sparks center Lisa Leslie during the first half of Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series in Los Angeles. (Danny Moloshok / AP)
Sacramento Monarchs guard Ticha Penicheiro, left, muscles her way around Los Angeles Sparks guard Nikki Teasley in the first half. (Danny Moloshok / AP)