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Preview: The red-hot Sun host the Lynx in Saturday matchup

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Two of the WNBA’s top teams will face off on Saturday afternoon.

WNBA: Washington Mystics at Minnesota Lynx
Lynetta Kizer of the Lynx (blue) gets stripped of the ball by Ariel Atkins of the Mystics (red).
Michael Zamora-USA TODAY Sports

The Connecticut Sun host the Minnesota Lynx in Saturday’s WNBA matchup. Here is our preview to get you started.

Connecticut Sun (6-1) vs. Minnesota Lynx (3-5)

When: Saturday June 9 at 2 p.m. EST

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena | TICKETS

How to watch: NBA TV (national TV) | NBC Sports Boston (New England TV) | WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming)

Injuries: The Sun have no injuries to report. For the Lynx, Temi Fagbenle is out for personal reasons.

Storylines to follow

Will the Lynx cool off the Sun on the road? Minnesota hasn’t looked good this season. It is early, but the Lynx just don’t look like a top seed at the moment. Still, Minnesota came back from behind to defeat the Mystics on the road a few days ago in front of a large crowd that was more interested in what would become the Capitals’ Stanley Cup-clinching game later that night. But to the fans’ credit, they were engaged in the WNBA game as well.

How will Minnesota slow Alyssa Thomas down? Thomas is a unique player, where she can make passing decisions like a point guard and grab rebounds like a center. Which Lynx players can defend her effectively this afternoon? Maya Moore seems like a logical candidate because she has the shooting ability of the best guards in the league and she also has the strength to play power forward in stretches. That said, Moore alone cannot keep Thomas in check.