Sparks still have something to prove

Originally Published: August 10, 2001
By Nancy Lieberman-Cline | Special to ESPN.com

For some reason, Houston always plays well against Los Angeles. There is always pride on the line. Tina Thompson always gets up to play against Lisa Leslie.

The Sparks have split two games with the Comets and haven't blown them away this year like they have other teams. The teams meet again on Saturday in Los Angeles and the Comets still have what the Sparks want -- championship rings. There is a healthy respect between coaches Michael Cooper of LA and Van Chancellor of Houston.

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