Derek Fisher departure leaves sparks with more questions than answers

On what turned out to be Derek Fisher’s final possession as the Sparks’ coach, two of the team’s major offseason acquisitions watched from the sideline. Against the Mercury on Sunday, guard Chennedy Carter and center Liz Cambage played a combined 3:10 in the fourth quarter, taking merely one shot between them. Los Angeles lost by seven, marking its seventh defeat of the year and fifth by 10 points or fewer.