Los Angeles should use their chance after champion lose hard game with New York in Phoenix, and have to travel second time this month to California. Last match between two rival, Phoenix won after OT and away team was lucky not to lose in regular time. After that, Los Angeles continue their weak run and now are at 2-12 record. However, team lost a lot of tight games, and only few times Sparks were out-ranged from their opponents. Ogwunike had 26 points in last match with Phoenix, but it was not enough. This time, where their best player Candace Parker should return next week, Ogwunike and others should try to avoid another lose, because they will be far away for playoff fight for Parker return.Los Angeles advantage should be that team have four players with equal main role shared. Toliver, Beard and Lavender have all above 14 ppg and with Ogwunike could make a lot of problems to Phoenix from different positions.
Champion Mercury is doing well with 9-6 record and second place on the west, but their play was based on Diana Taurasi and she is not playing this season. Soon or later, they can have problem with form. Second time challenge in relatively short period they play at tough court and should not be a favorite in the match+
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