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Hoops Happening: Today in women’s basketball — Sunday May 6, 2018

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The 2018 WNBA preseason kicks off today with three games on the schedule! Get your first look at some of women’s basketball’s biggest stars.

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The wait is over! Championship-hungry WNBA teams begin their return to the court today to kick off the 2018 WNBA preseason, to the delight of fans everywhere.

Sunday May 6 preseason matchups

Washington Mystics vs. Minnesota Lynx

The 2017 WNBA champions take on the Mystics. Maya Moore, she of the unyielding will to win, has not returned to the team yet following offseason international competition — but she is expected back soon.

Game tips at 3:30 p.m. EST.

Atlanta Dream vs. Chicago Sky

Self-identified 6-foot-7 unicorn Imani McGee-Stafford will compete with her new team against her old. But with so many new players on the roster, the Sky is likely to be a team she no longer recognizes. This game also features Angel McCoughtry’s return to the Dream.

Game tips at 4:00 p.m. EST.

China National Team vs. Las Vegas Aces

The big story here, obviously, is the first look at #1 draft pick A’ja Wilson in the pros. Plus, fans will be eager to see how Aces Head Coach Bill Laimbeer will assemble the talented pieces of this rebuilt team, especially the dynamic Kelsey Plum.

Game tips at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Other happenings in women’s hoops

Information has not been provided on how today’s games can be watched outside of the arenas. But Swish Appeal’s Albert Lee will be providing GameThread coverage later today.

Also, here’s a helpful resource for viewing regular-season games:

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