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Preview: Wings look to eclipse Sun in must-win, Sparks look to beat eliminated Liberty

In the Wednesday WNBA matchups, the Wings need a home win against the Sun to end a losing streak and hang on to the final playoff spot, as the playoff race continues to be tight.

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Liz Cambage and the Wings need a win against the Sun at home on Wednesday night.
Photos by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images

In Wednesday WNBA action, the only thing on the line is the Dallas Wings’ playoff spot. Here’s what’s in store:

LA Sparks (17-11) at New York Liberty (7-21)

When: Wednesday August 8 at 7 p.m. ET

Where: Westchester County Center, New York | TICKETS

How to watch: WNBA League Pass (worldwide), MSG+ (New York), SPECSN (Los Angeles)

Scouting report

Player of the Week in the West for games played July 30 through August 5, Candace Parker, and the LA Sparks are looking for a road win against the New York Liberty. On Sunday in the Sparks’ 78-75 win over the Phoenix Mercury, Parker became the 20th player in WNBA history to score 5,000-career points. Chelsea Gray chipped in a season-high 24 points. The Liberty will have a chip on their shoulder after losing a fourth-quarter lead and the game to the first-place Seattle Storm on Monday.

Connecticut Sun (16-11) at Dallas Wings (14-14)

When: Wednesday August 8 at 8 p.m. ET

Where: College Park Center, Dallas, TX | TICKETS

How to watch: NBA TV (nationally), Fox Sports Southwest (Dallas)

Scouting report

The Sun are looking for their fifth win in a row on the road against Dallas on Wednesday, after besting the Aces on Sunday. The Sun are playing great offensively as a team with Chiney Ogwumike and Jasmine Thomas leading the way. The Dallas Wings lost a nail-biter against the Washington Mystics on Sunday after Kristi Toliver hit a jumper in the last second of the game. The Wings were missing one-half of their Liz Cambage Skylar Diggins-Smith dynamic duo, as Diggins-Smith missed a second game due a facial injury. The Wings have lost five in a row and are now 14-14 on the season and eighth in the standings.