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Preview: Sun host Mystics, Liberty host Aces on Wednesday night

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Two big WNBA games are on Wednesday night, including on ESPN.

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There are two games on Wednesday evening, one of which is on national television. Let’s get right to it!


Connecticut Sun (7-1) vs. Washington Mystics (5-4)

When: Wednesday June 13 at 7 p.m. EST

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena | TICKETS

How to watch: ESPN2 (national TV) | WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming)

Injuries: For the Mystics, Tayler Hill (knee) is finishing her rehab. The Sun should be good to go.

Storylines to follow

Can Elena Delle Donne help get the Mystics back into top form? The Mystics’ franchise player only scored eight points on June 7 against the Lynx last Thursday. In the Mystics’ first three games, she was looking for her shot more aggressively. She will have to get back to her early season form to get Washington out of a three game losing streak.

Will Connecticut repeat their June 3 performance? This is the second meeting between the Sun and Mystics. On June 3, the Sun blew Washington out at home 88-64. Granted, Delle Donne wasn’t playing that game. But multiple key Mystics players from the 2017 team aren’t performing well, like Tierra Ruffin-Pratt and Krystal Thomas. Meanwhile, multiple Sun players are taking another step forward. Alyssa Thomas is averaging a double double, while Chiney Ogwumike hasn’t missed a beat since missing the 2017 season.


New York Liberty (3-4) vs. Las Vegas Aces (2-7)

When: Wednesday June 13 at 7 p.m. EST

Where: Westchester County Center | TICKETS

How to watch: ESPN3 (national streaming) | WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming)

Injuries: For the Liberty, Epiphanny Prince (concussion) and Kiah Stokes (foot) are probable. For the Aces, Nia Coffey (ankle) and Moriah Jefferson (knee) are out.

Storylines to follow

Bill Laimbeer returns to face his old team - Laimbeer was the head coach of the Liberty from 2013 to 2017 where New York made the playoffs in each of his last three seasons and was one of the Eastern Conference’s top teams by the time he left. He should have a warm welcome back for the most part.

How will A’ja Wilson fare against Tina Charles? The Aces rookie center scored a career high 35 points in their overtime win over the Indiana Fever yesterday evening. Tonight, Wilson will get to face off against Liberty center Tina Charles on the second game of a back to back. Will adrenaline keep Wilson firing on all cylinders against one of the W’s best post tonight?