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Preview: Six teams play at 6 o’clock Eastern to close WNBA Sunday

The Sun will try to break the Fever in Indy, the Lynx will look to flush the Aces in Vegas and the Mercury hope to beat the Sky in Chicago (and add that W back to their Titter profile).

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Three games, six teams, all at 6 p.m. EST! Here’s what’s in store, and how to watch, for those who need assistance with a tough WNBA viewing decision.


Sun (7-5) vs. Fever (1-12)

When: Sunday June 24 at 6:00 p.m. EST

Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN | TICKETS

How to watch: WNBA League Pass (worldwide) | Fox Sports Indiana (Indianapolis market) | Fox Sports App (national streaming)

Injury report: For the Fever, Shenise Johnson (left knee ACL rehab) remains out and will not play. For the Sun, Chiney Ogwumike (knee/rest) is expected to be in the lineup while Alyssa Thomas (shoulder) is not expected to play.

What’s in store

The Sun are trying to stop a losing skid, but with injuries piling up on this team, inconsistent play has been the order of the day lately. If the Fever can capitalize on Alyssa Thomas’ absence, victory can be theirs — no matter what this team looks like in the standings. The box score, and narrow losses, tell a different story entirely. Having topped Atlanta for their single win of the season, this Indiana squad is capable of doing it again against a partly-cloudy Sun team.

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Lynx (6-6) vs. Aces (5-9)

When: Sunday June 24 at 6:00 p.m. EST

Where: Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, NV | TICKETS

How to watch: NBA TV (nationally) | AT&T Sportsnet - Rocky Mountain (Las Vegas market)

Injury report: Moriah Jefferson (knee) is out for the Aces. For the Lynx, everyone is good to go.

What’s in store

The Aces have quietly won five games, including their last two, and climbed a spot in the standings. But the Lynx have regained some ferocity and are riding high on Phoenix tears, having snapped the Mercury’s eight-game win streak on Friday. Although anything can happen with this Las Vegas team, who are playing light years ahead of what the newness of the team should indicate, the reigning champs are 99.99% unlikely to fall to the Aces and rookie superstar A’ja Wilson. With Lindsay Whalen having returned to form last game, putting up 15 points and grabbing 5 steals in Minnesota’s contest against the Mercury on Friday, the Lynx get the victory and hand the Aces a humbling loss.

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Mercury (10-4) vs. Sky (3-9)

When: Sunday June 24 at 6:00 p.m. EST

Where: Wintrust Arena, Chicago, IL | TICKETS

How to watch: WNBA League Pass (worldwide) | The U Too (Chicago market)

Injury report: Both teams are good to go.

What’s in store

After starting the season near the middle of the pack, the Sky have lost six games in row — landing them in 11th in the standings, below the Aces. Tonight, the Mercury will hand this bedraggled Chicago team their seventh straight loss and their 10th loss of the season. Although the Sky had the better record over the Fever (#12) and Aces for much of the season, their play has been consistently worse than either Indiana’s or Las Vegas’. Diamond DeShields, Allie Quigley and Courtney Vandersloot would each have to score 20 points or more for a chance at victory ... but it is hard to imagine a situation in which Brittney Griner, DeWanna Bonner and Sancho Lyttle would allow each of those players — let alone any one of them — to inch up to double digits in scoring.

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Enjoy the games!