Preview: After the Lynx and Sparks split at Target Center, the best-of-five series moves to Los Angeles, where the Lynx are 1-3 in postseason play. Friday's game will be played at Galen Center on the University of Southern California campus, because Staples Center — the Sparks' usual home — was already booked for an NHL game. The Lynx beat the Sparks in both regular-season games at Staples Center, earning a pair of three-point victories.
Players to watch: Lynx center Sylvia Fowles began the series with a pair of double-doubles: 18 points and 13 rebounds in Game 1, 13 points and 15 rebounds in Game 2. Her low-post defense and rebounding will continue to be critical as the Lynx try to limit Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike. Ogwumike, the league's most valuable player, made 13 of 15 shots in the series' first two games and got 21 rebounds. Lynx forward Maya Moore is shooting 50 percent in the playoffs and averaging 23.2 points.
Numbers: The Lynx won their 11th WNBA Finals game, setting a league record, when they evened the series Tuesday at Target Center. They are 3-1 in previous Game 3s in the finals, with all four games on the road, and 7-2 in Game 3s in all playoff rounds.