One of these teams will end those woes Sunday when the Liberty and Sparks meet for the second time in six days.
New York (3-4) is playing at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., for the next three seasons due to renovations at Madison Square Garden. The Liberty have been outscored by an average of 11.0 points in the fourth quarter of losses in their first two games in Newark, joining Washington as the only teams without a home win.
Los Angeles (4-2) is perfect at home and 0-2 on the road - the only other squad without a road win is league-worst Tulsa. The Sparks opened a seven-game road stretch with Friday's 90-80 overtime loss at San Antonio.
Candace Parker had 25 points and 13 rebounds for the Sparks, who blew a five-point lead by failing to score over the last 1:46 of regulation. Los Angeles had a three-game win streak snapped.
"We had the game," Parker said. "I think we just didn't execute defensively or offensively down the stretch. Coming off them tying it in regulation, I think we were still hung up on that. We weren't focused as much."
Reserve guard Kristi Toliver failed to reach double figures for the first time with eight points. She had a much bigger impact in Tuesday's 96-91 home win over New York with 16 points and a season-high seven assists.
The Sparks are shooting a league-best 45.2 percent from 3-point range and hit 11 of 19 attempts against the Liberty, with five players making at least two.
Pondexter seems to be ending some early season shooting woes, connecting on 45.7 percent from the field in the last two games and 9 of 19 from 3-point range. She shot 4 of 21 from beyond the arc and 35.6 percent overall through five games.
The guard had 23 points and 10 assists in Thursday's 94-82 victory at Tulsa. She was pressed into point-guard duty in the third quarter with starter Leilani Mitchell in foul trouble and rookie Sydney Colson sidelined by a knee injury.
"We really don't like to have Cappie bring the ball up," coach John Whisenant said.
Kia Vaughn scored a season-high 24 points on 12-of-14 shooting and added 12 rebounds as the Liberty ended a four-game slide.
"She had a good day," said Whisenant about Vaughn, who entered that game averaging 10.7 points. "(The low post) is where the game is won. We lost our post players from a year ago and this was a great opportunity for Kia."