Seimone Augustus gives Sparks what they need and ready to remind Lynx what they lost

Sparks guard Seimone Augustus <span class="copyright">(Phelan M. Ebenhack / Associated Press)</span>
Sparks guard Seimone Augustus (Phelan M. Ebenhack / Associated Press)

Seimone Augustus left Minnesota, trading the blue and gray of the Lynx for the purple and gold of the Sparks, but Minnesota hasn’t completely left Augustus. As she prepares to face her former team for the first time with the Sparks on Sunday, the guard is sticking with the same mind-set that turned her into a four-time WNBA champion.

“It’s like what we always say in Minnesota,” Augustus said Saturday. “It’s the biggest game ’cause it’s the next game.”

Augustus intended to finish her career with the Lynx, where she is the franchise leader in points (5,881). But contract negotiations broke down this summer as the Lynx were leaning toward a rebuild. The eight-time All-Star had two conversations with the Sparks, one with coach Derek Fisher and another with assistant general manager Michael Fischer, and that was enough for her

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