On Wednesday night, a victory for the Washington Mystics would clinch them a WNBA Playoff spot. Unfortunately, the Los Angeles Sparks showed up with other ideas. The Sparks were led by several of their starters to a 95-62 rout over the Mystics. Candace Parker scored 21 to lead her team to the latest victory as they continue to try to hold onto one of the top two playoff spots. Here's the latest Sparks vs. Mystics game recap with top performers, stats, a WNBA standings update, and what's next for these teams.

Sparks dominant in win

Leading the way for the Los Angeles Sparks was WNBA All-Star Candace Parker.

She shot 9-for-13 in the game and finished with 21 points to go with seven rebounds. Her teammates Odyssey Sims and Nneka Ogwumike each chipped in 18 points, with Sims dishing out seven assists. Guard Chelsea Gray finished with 10 points, while Alana Beard managed to get eight points for the night.

The Sparks led it 22-18 after one quarter and 51-36 at the half. They continued outscoring the Mystics in the next two-quarters 22-15 and 22-11 to control the game from start to finish.

With Elena Delle Donne still recovering from her left thumb injury, the Washington Mystics got one of the tonight's scoring efforts from Emma Meesseman. She finished with 20 points on 9-for-17 shooting along with seven boards.

Shatter Walker-Kimbrough had 16 points on a 7-for-9 shooting night, while Kristi Toliver finished with 11 points as the only other Mystics player to have double digits in points.

In tonight's game, the L.A. Sparks shot an impressive 61.5 percent overall and 60 percent from downtown. In fairness, the team attempted just five 3-point shots and hit three of them.

The Mystics shot at a rate of 38.7 percent and 19 percent from 3-point range. Los Angeles also controlled the boards with a 33-23 advantage and had just 13 turnovers compared to 20 for the home team.

Standings & what's next

The Los Angeles Sparks are now 20-8 overall and 8-7 on the road. The team remains in second place overall in the standings, with the Connecticut Sun right behind them.

Next up for the Sparks will be a road game on Friday night against the Chicago Sky starting at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Meanwhile, the Washington Mystics fall to 16-11 overall and 10-3 at home. They still need a victory to clinch a WNBA Playoff spot. They'll get that chance when they play on Friday night at home against the Phoenix Mercury beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.