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Preview: Aces host Dream, Fever host Wings, Mercury host Sky in Friday tripleheader

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There are three games on Friday in the WNBA. All of them will be on League Pass.

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There are three WNBA games on this Friday, tipping off in the afternoon and running through the evening. Let’s get right to them.


Las Vegas Aces (1-5) vs. Atlanta Dream (3-3)

When: Friday June 8 at 3 p.m. EST

Where: Mandalay Bay Arena | TICKETS

How to watch: WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming)

Injuries: For the Aces, Moriah Jefferson (knee) is out. The Dream have no injuries to report.

Storylines to follow

Will the Aces show the chemistry they showed against the Mystics? The Aces finally have their “true” roster, and showed promising signs in a 85-73 win against Washington a week ago. The Aces are 0-4 on the road, but 1-1 at home, and will look to improve that record against the Dream. They haven’t played since last Sunday, so they should be fully rested for this matinee matchup.

Can Atlanta get on a winning streak? Preseason predictions generally thought Atlanta would be poised for a big improvement in 2018. While they are .500 to this point, the Dream still don’t have a win streak. Each of their last four games were decided by single digits, so this game is an opportunity for the Dream to get a more decisive win.


Indiana Fever (0-6) vs. Dallas Wings (3-3)

When: Friday June 8 at 7 p.m. EST

Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse | TICKETS

How to watch: WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming)

Injuries: For the Fever, Candice Dupree is out. For the Wings, Aerial Powers (quadriceps), Glory Johnson (hamstring), and Theresa Plaisance (knee) are out.

Storylines to follow

Can the Fever get their first win? Though Indiana is still winless, they have also managed to keep games in single digits in each of their last three games. The Fever also played competitively against a Liberty team with superstar post (and Eastern Conference Player of the Week) Tina Charles and face against superstar post (and Western Conference Player of the Week) Liz Cambage tonight. If they stay focused, it’s possible that they can pull the upset.

The Wings have an opportunity to get some easier wins - Dallas has yet to pull together consecutive wins and will be favored to win tonight. If they can do so, the Wings’ next two games are at home against the Lynx and Aces, both teams they are capable of beating. The WNBA is quite even this year, so win streaks will be hard to come by, but they have an opportunity to get that now.


Chicago Sky (3-3) vs. Phoenix Mercury (5-3)

When: Friday June 8 at 10 p.m. EST

Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena | TICKETS

How to watch: WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming) | The U Too (Chicago area TV)

Injuries: For the Sky, Allie Quigley (hip) and Stefanie Dolson (hamstring) are questionable. The Mercury should be good to go.

Storylines to follow

Will the Mercury start to separate themselves from the pack? Since their May 30 loss to the Mystics, the Mercury have won three straight games and are on the WNBA’s current longest win streak. They’re hosting a .500 Chicago team and are in good position to stay in position for a Top-4 seed.

The Sky hope to start a road trip on the right foot- Chicago started on a positive note with a two game win streak but lost three of their last four games. The Sky is now on a three-game west coast road trip that includes matches against the even better Sparks and Storm. It is important for Chicago to try to snag a win against at least one of the teams on this list.