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L.A. story no slam dunk

Originally Published: July 29, 2002
By Nancy Lieberman | Special to ESPN.com

Lisa Leslie threw one down last week. But when it comes to wrapping up the regular season, the Los Angeles Sparks' run is no slam dunk.

With just four games remaining before the postseason arrives, who would have thought that Los Angeles, the defending WNBA champion, wouldn't have homecourt advantage and the top spot in the West sewn up by now?

Los Angeles' 81-76 defeat at home to Seattle on Thursday was a big loss, and put a lot of pressure on the Sparks as the season winds down. ...

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