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Sep 12, 2015 - 8:06 PM The WNBA regular season will end with a whimper Sunday night when the league's worst teams meet, and one is trying to avoid a dubious piece of history.

The San Antonio Stars are out to end a franchise-record 10-game slide and avoid becoming the second team in league history to go winless on the road as they face the Seattle Storm.

San Antonio (7-26) will match the worst record in club history, set in 2005, with a loss Sunday. It would also give the Stars an 0-17 road mark that would be the worst in league history, with Washington going 0-15 in 1998.

It's a sad ending to the career of Sophia Young-Malcolm, who is retiring after this game. She is the franchise's all-time leading scorer with 4,311 points and helped lead the Stars to their lone WNBA finals appearance in 2008.

Young-Malcolm scored 12 points in her penultimate game, Tuesday's 74-64 defeat at Tulsa. Jia Perkins led the Stars with 24 points and nine rebounds.

Kayla McBride, who averages a team-high 13.8 points, and Danielle Robinson both sat out. They are listed as starters for Sunday's game according to the team's official game notes.

Seattle (10-23) is expected to have Sue Bird back in the lineup after the aging point guard was rested in Friday's 78-64 home victory over a Minnesota team that rested three of its best players. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 16 points as the Storm ended a three-game slide.

Angel Goodrich started in place of Bird and scored a season-high 11 points with five assists.

"She ran our team well and I think that is indicative of us only having nine turnovers," coach Jenny Boucek told the club's official website. "Nine turnovers without the best point guard in the world says a lot about how we're growing in our efficiency offensively."

These are the league's lowest scoring teams, with Seattle averaging 70.8 points and San Antonio 68.3.

The Storm took the first two 2015 matchups before losing the next two in Seattle.