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Preview: Mystics host Sparks, Wings host Aces, Storm host Sun in Friday tripleheader

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Every day of WNBA basketball includes many high-profile matchups. Friday will be no different.

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There are three WNBA games on for Friday. Here’s what to look for tonight!


Washington Mystics (6-4) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (6-2)

When: Friday June 15 at 7 p.m. EST

Where: Capital One Arena | TICKETS

How to watch: WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming) | NBC Sports Washington (D.C. area TV) | Spectrum SportsNet (L.A. area TV)

Injuries: For the Mystics, Tayler Hill (knee) is finishing her rehab.

Storylines to follow

Washington looks to beat the two best teams in back to back games. The Mystics headed into last Wednesday’s game against the Sun on a three game losing streak. Though they won 95-91, the Mystics gave up a 30 point lead. That said, Connecticut is still the top team in the WNBA and L.A. isn’t far behind. Beating the Sparks tonight will give the Mystics a big confidence boost as they head into the second half of June.

The Sparks look to stay at the top. Los Angeles is currently second in the WNBA standings. An L.A. win and a Connecticut Sun loss tonight will catapult them to first place.


Dallas Wings (4-4) vs. Las Vegas Aces (3-7)

When: Friday June 15 at 8 p.m. EST

Where: College Park Center | TICKETS

How to watch: NBA TV (national TV) | Fox Sports Southwest Dallas Plus (Dallas area TV) | WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming)

Injuries: For the Wings, Karima Christmas-Kelly (knee) and Theresa Plaisance (knee) are out. For the Aces, Nia Coffey (ankle) and Moriah Jefferson (knee) are out.

Storylines to follow

Aces hope to win three in a row. Las Vegas is coming off back to back wins against the Fever and Liberty. Now the Aces have a shot to get a higher profile win against Dallas because the Fever are still winless while the Liberty are currently a sub .500 team. If they can pull the win off, the Aces will have a good deal of momentum heading into Sunday’s match against the Phoenix Mercury.

A’ja Wilson faces off against Liz Cambage. After playing against Tina Charles last night, the first pick of the 2018 WNBA Draft faces off against the Australian superstar post. This should be a good back and forth affair between both teams’ front courts.


Seattle Storm (7-3) vs. Connecticut Sun (7-2)

When: Friday June 15 at 10 p.m. EST

Where: KeyArena | TICKETS

How to watch: NBA TV (national television) | Joe TV (Seattle TV) | WCCT (Connecticut area TV) | WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming)

Injuries: For the Storm, Crystal Langhorne (ribs) is out.

Storylines to follow

Sun look to bounce back from a close loss vs. the Mystics. The Sun look to get back in the win column, but it won’t be easy. Connecticut faces the Storm and Mercury on back to back nights on the road. The Storm specifically is in the third game of a five-game homestand.

Two Anne Donovan-coached teams face off. The late Anne Donovan was the Storm’s head coach from 2003-2007 where she won a championship in 2004. Donovan was also the Sun’s head coach from 2013-2016 where she led Connecticut in the first years of a rebuild after their front office fired Mike Thibault in 2012. She will be missed.