It's Game 2 of the WNBA semifinals series featuring the Phoenix Mercury and Los Angeles Sparks. In the first game of the series, the home team captured a 79-66 win to take a 1-0 series lead. Now, Diana Taurasi and the Mercury will try to even things up, if at all possible, on a court where the home team lost just once all regular season. Here's the latest Mercury vs. Sparks game preview with start time, point spread, points total, TV channel, and live stream online options.

Game 2 preview

In the first game of this matchup, Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi was held to just 2-for-10 shooting and finished with six points.

Leilani Mitchell picked up the slack to score 19 points while Brittney Griner had 18 points. The Mercury can pat themselves on the back for at least winning the rebounding battle in the first game, but they'll need to cut down on turnovers for this next one. Phoenix had 16 of them, while the home team had 10.

Los Angeles was able to capture a 1-0 lead thanks to 19 points and nine boards from Nneka Ogwumike and 15 points from Candace Parker. Basically, all five starters scored in double digits for the Sparks, propelling them to the win. The team shot over 43 percent and held the Mercury to under 40 percent shooting for the game. L.A. will want to watch the battle of the boards in this game, as well as try to keep Phoenix from hitting too many three-pointers.

The Mercury connected on 44 percent of them in Game 1.

For the odds to win Game 2, it's once again L.A. that is the favorite. Odds Shark lists the point spread at 9.5 points in favor of the home squad. The moneyline has the favorites at -600 while the visiting Mercury are +425 underdogs. Tonight's over/under points total is 155 points for the entire game.

L.A. holds a dominant 8-2 record over the past 10 games between these two teams.

How to watch it live

Sports fans can catch tonight's game live starting at 10 p.m. Eastern Time on ESPN2. Live stream feeds are available to cable and satellite customers through WatchESPN. The streaming service is available through internet browsers, mobile devices, and streaming media players including Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku.

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