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Tough place to end a losing streak

Preview: The Lynx (2-4) have a three-game losing streak for the first time since June 2016. The Sparks (3-1) haven't played since last Sunday, when they defeated Phoenix 80-70 in their first home game of the season. The Sparks, who defeated the Lynx 77-76 to open the season on May 20 at Target Center, have won the past three regular-season games in the rivalry.

Players to watch: Lynx F Maya Moore, who scored 25 points Friday, leads the team in scoring (17.3 points per game). Sparks C Nneka Ogwumike leads the Sparks in scoring (20.3) and rebounding (7.8). G Chelsea Gray is averaging 18.5 points per game and G Odyssey Sims is averaging 18.0. F/C Candace Parker made her season debut against Phoenix after being sidelined because of a back injury.

Numbers: The Lynx, who were third in the WNBA in scoring offense last season (85.3), are ninth this year (77.8).

Injuries: None.

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