LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- The suddenly hot Washington Mystics will face a stern challenge on Tuesday when they visit the Los Angeles Sparks at Staples Center on Tuesday night.

The Mystics have won three straight games after tying a franchise record with 11 straight losses. Chamique Holdsclaw has led Washington with 24 points in each of the last three games, including an 85-77 win at San Antonio on Saturday.

Holdsclaw scored 27 points on July 9 against Los Angeles, but Tamecka Dixon scored a career-high 28 points to power the Sparks to a 97-91 victory. On Monday, Holdsclaw was named WNBA Player of the Week.

Los Angeles has the best record in the WNBA at 16-5, but has struggled without injured center Lisa Leslie, losing back-to-back home games for the first time all season. The Sparks are 1-2 on a six-game homestand.

On Sunday, Mwadi Mabika led the Sparks with 23 points and Delisha Milton added 19 in a 76-73 loss to the Connecticut Sun.

Mabika has led the Sparks in scoring in each of the three games since Leslie's injury, but could be out Tuesday with a strained left knee. Leslie suffered a bruised right knee in the All-Star Game and also could again be sidelined Tuesday.