clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Preview: Sky host Sparks, Aces host Mercury on Father’s Day Sunday

Happy Father’s Day! Here are the two WNBA games on Sunday evening!

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

WNBA Finals - Game Three Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Happy Father’s Day! Here are the two games on the schedule tonight!

Chicago Sky (3-6) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (7-2)

When: Sunday June 17 at 6 p.m. EST

Where: Wintrust Arena | TICKETS

How to watch: NBA TV (national TV) | The U Too (Chicago area TV) | Spectrum SportsNet (L.A. area TV) | WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming)

Injuries: For the Sky, Stefanie Dolson (hamstring) is out.

Storylines to follow

Can Chicago stop a three game losing streak? It’s unfortunate that Dolson won’t be on hand to face off against the likes of Nneka Ogwumike and Candace Parker tonight. But the schedule isn’t easier after this match against L.A. They have a two consecutive games against the Mystics and host the red-hot Mercury next Sunday. Assuming the Mystics get things together, their three game losing streak could turn into a six game losing streak really quick.

Will Diamond DeShields repeat her form from her last game? The Sky forward scored 22 points and made five three pointers in a loss to the Storm last Tuesday. If she can repeat a similar performance while Courtney Vandersloot and Allie Quigley continue to shoot well from deep themselves, Chicago could have a shot to pull of the upset if Ogwumike and Parker have an off night.


Las Vegas Aces (3-8) vs. Phoenix Mercury (9-3)

When: Sunday June 17 at 8 p.m. EST

Where: Mandalay Bay Events Center | TICKETS

How to watch: NBA TV (national TV) | AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (Las Vegas area TV) | WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming)

Injuries: For the Aces, Nia Coffey (ankle) and Moriah Jefferson (knee) are out.

Storylines to follow

The Mercury look to get on an eight game win streak - Phoenix is the hottest WNBA team at the moment. A win tonight will keep them in the race for the top seed in the league.

Can A’ja Wilson and Ji-su Park get more rebounds - The Aces’ rookie frontcourt will have their hands full slowing down Brittney Griner. Wilson has scored in double digits every game this season, though her rebounding dropped considerably in her last two games. Park also hasn’t been much better. In fact, neither Wilson or Park grabbed more then four rebounds each in their last two contests. They will need to improve on this end for Vegas to have a shot at winning this game.