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Monarchs must believe to top favored Sparks

Originally Published: August 23, 2001
By Nancy Lieberman-Cline | Special to ESPN.com

On paper the Los Angeles Sparks and Sacramento Monarchs match up pretty evenly for their Western Conference Finals series. But I don't know if the Monarchs believe they can beat Los Angeles.

Sacramento's biggest obstacle is mental. Despite being 0-3 against the Sparks this season, the Monarchs need to believe they can win at Staples Center, where the Sparks have gone undefeated all season.

The Monarchs have the talent to win. I certainly would not count them out, but they have to prove ...

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