When the Los Angeles Sparks host the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday evening, the two teams will be in a battle over second-place in the Western Division. In addition to that, Phoenix star Diana Taurasi is just 14 points away from moving into first place on the WNBA's all-time scoring list.

Taurasi can take over sole possession of the record on Sunday evening to make WNBA history, but will she do it in a winning or losing effort? Here's the latest Mercury vs. Sparks preview including game odds, TV Channel, start time and how to watch the game live streaming online.

Game preview

The Phoenix Mercury come into this game having won two of their last three games. Most recently, they defeated the Chicago Sky 86-78 behind Brittney Griner's 27 points on Friday night. Taurasi scored 15 which came on free throws and three-pointers.

Now with at least 14 in tonight's game at the Staples Center, she can pass Tina Thompson on the all-time WNBA scoring list. Thompson's current points total of 7,488 was set during her WNBA career spanning 1997 through 2013.

The defending WNBA champions will try to move to a perfect 6-0 at home with another win tonight. They're also on a three-game winning streaming which started with a close 89-87 win over the Phoenix Mercury. In that game, Chelsea Gray recorded 24 points on 8-of-13 shooting to lead the way for her squad.

At 7-3 overall, Los Angeles is currently second to the Minnesota Lynx in the Western Division, while Phoenix is in third with a record of 6-4, making this an important early game.

The Sparks are 5-1/2 points favorites on the spread for tonight's WNBA game. The over/under is set at 168-1/2 points for the complete game. Over the last ten meetings, these two teams have gone 5-5 against one another with Los Angeles winning on Phoenix's home court several games ago.

On the future odds, the Sparks are second overall for odds to win the WNBA Championship at 4 to 1 odds. The Phoenix Mercury are fourth on that list with odds of 10 to 1 to win the title.

How to watch it live

Tonight's Phoenix Mercury vs. Los Angeles Sparks game is scheduled for a 5 p.m. Eastern Time start. Live coverage of the game is available to television viewers on NBATV and ESPN3.

There is also regional television coverage available on the SPECSN and SPECSD channels for viewers who have them on their cable or satellite channel lineups.

Live streaming is available on the WatchESPN platform for cable and satellite subscribers with access online or through compatible mobile apps.