The Los Angeles Sparks came into New York on Sunday looking to get a second-straight win. However, the New York Liberty and All-Star Tina Charles had other plans. The Liberty star scored 21 points to help bring her team to their 15th victory of the season. Other key contributors included Epiphany Prince and Shavonte Zellous. Here's the latest Sparks vs. Liberty game recap including the top performing players, game stats, a WNBA standings update, and what's next for these teams.

Game recap

New York Liberty All-Star Tina Charles shot 8-for-21 today and scored 21 points while also getting seven rebounds for her team.

Two of her teammates also snagged seven boards, as both Kia Vaughn and guard Epiphany Prince did so. Prince was impressive with four offensive rebounds along with five assists and two steals. She also shot 7-for-13 including 3-for-5 downtown and had 18 points. Shavonte Zellous went 7-for-11 and hit 3-of-5 of her 3-point shots to finish with 19 points. Zellous also had six boards in the win.

Odyssey Sims came up with 18 points to lead her team in the losing effort. The Los Angeles Sparks also had double-digit scoring from their All-Star players as well. Candace Parker had 14 points on 4-of-12 shooting and led the team with seven rebounds. Reigning MVP Nneka Ogwumike went 5-for-13 and had 12 points to go with six boards.

Guard Chelsea Gray was 5-for-10 from the field and 3-of-6 from long range to rack up 15 points.

For the game, Los Angeles shot just 41.3 percent from the field and 26.3 percent from downtown. The NY Liberty shot 43.7 percent overall and 45.5 percent from 3-point range. However, New York dominated on the boards, with a 37-26 overall advantage once the game had ended.

Standings update, what's next?

Today's loss puts the Los Angeles Sparks at 19-8 overall and 7-7 on the road. The team is sitting in second place in the overall WNBA standings, but the loss will hurt their chances at catching the Minnesota Lynx for the top spot. Next up for Los Angeles is a road game against the Washington Mystics.

That contest is scheduled for Wednesday night starting at 7 p.m. Eastern Time with ESPN2 televising the matchup.

The New York Liberty boosted their record to 15-12 for the season, with a 9-4 record at home. New York has now won three straight and sits in fifth place in the overall WNBA standings. They'll visit the Eastern Conference's top team, the Connecticut Sun, for a game on Friday night starting at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.