Lynx tie record for best start; Sparks close behind

Seimone Augustus not only returned to the court from injury, but she scored 21 points to lead the Lynx over the Mystics, 83-76. Minnesota had another slow start, as they did in last night’s game, but won to go 10-0 and tie their own league record for best season start.

The Sparks are right behind them, after a 97-73 win over the Wings for a 9-0 start. Nneka Ogwumike headed up LA’s efforts with 32 points and 10 rebounds on 12-for-12 shooting (what?). The Sparks have tied the franchise record.

Meanwhile, the Liberty used a late-game rally to push past the Stars, 90-75.

Team news:

A six-year-old girl gave the Mercury a clinic on dribbling.

Player news:

Candace Parker is providing the perfect start for the Sparks.

Tomorrow’s game schedule:

Sun at Dream

Sky at Mercury

Storm at Fever

The Mercury are preparing for Elena Delle Donne and her offense.

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inductions today:

Pat Summitt’s stand 26 years ago helped launch inductee Sherri Coale’s career.

Coale and fellow inductee Jackie Stiles reflect on Summitt’s impact on women’s basketball.

Lauren Hill was honored, as was the 1996 Olympic team.

The Olympians are confident in the future of women’s pro basketball.

Pioneers in the sport look back at the progress it has made.