The WNBA heads over to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Florida as four of the league's most notable teams face off in a preseason tournament. The tournament will be held along with the AAU Spring Fling II for girls basketball where over 1,500 girls from 3rd through 12 grade will also have a chance to watch the league's teams play and there will be a full schedule of events over this weekend, which includes Mother's Day.
The winners of the games on Friday will play at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 11. The losers will play at 10:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 11.
In addition, if you missed it, we did talk about the preseason tournament a bit in our podcast earlier this week, which featured interviews with Elena Delle Donne and Doug Feinberg:
Now, let's get to the games:
Indiana Fever vs. Chicago Sky, 6 p.m. ET
Who is favored to win? Given that this tournament is going to be a notable event, I would imagine that both teams will play their starting units more than they otherwise may for a preseason game. Indiana has already played two games against the Washington Mystics earlier this week, and should figure to have a tighter rotation than the Sky, so I wouldn't be too surprised to see them win the game.
Phoenix Mercury vs. Minnesota Lynx, approximately 8:30 p.m. ET
Who is favored to win? Minnesota will not have Rebekkah Brunson who isn't expect to join the team until after the tournament. Then Monica Wright and Devereaux Peters are recovering from knee surgery. Diana Taurasi should be there for Phoenix. This game should be a good one, and I'm going to say that Phoenix will win the game.
I checked around to see if anything will be on television or online, and it looks like this tournament unfortunately won't have those options. But if you are near Walt Disney World, there are tickets available which you can buy here. Let's see how the teams play during this tournament.