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Preview: Sky host Liberty, Storm host Sun in Sunday’s late WNBA matchups

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There are two games on Sunday evening. Here’s what’s in store.

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Storm forward Breanna Stewart scored 27 or more points in each of her last three games.
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There are two games on Sunday evening in the WNBA. Here are the previews:


Chicago Sky (6-9) vs. New York Liberty (4-11)

When: Sunday July 1 at 6 p.m. EST

Where: Wintrust Arena | TICKETS

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

Injury report: No injuries to report

Storylines to follow

The Sky are coming into this game having won three games in a row in the past week, which includes a June 24 win against the Mercury and a June 27 win against the Dream (who sit one game ahead of Chicago with the eight seed in the WNBA standings). Chicago already defeated the Liberty on Friday in Westchester County, but it was a close 103-99 affair. Diamond DeShields has played really well this past week, averaging 20.3 points per game during the three-game win streak.

The Liberty have lost five in a row heading into tonight’s game and a win tonight should help stop the bleeding. Still, there’s a lot of work to be done so they can get their 2018 season back on track.


Seattle Storm (11-5) vs. Connecticut Sun (9-6)

When: Sunday July 1 at 7 p.m. EST

Where: KeyArena | TICKETS

How to watch: WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming) | Joe TV (Seattle area TV) | NBC Sports Boston (New England area TV)

Injury report: Alyssa Thomas (shoulder) is questionable.

Storylines to follow

The Sun won two of their last three games, but both wins were against the 12th-ranked Indiana Fever. Otherwise, Connecticut lost each of their last five games against teams not named the Fever. But the Sun did race to an early lead against the Washington Mystics on Tuesday June 26. The Sun, a breakout team when they raced to a top-4 seed without Chiney Ogwumike last season, is benefiting from Ogwumike’s return, as she has scored in double figures in every game this year (minus the first of the season).

The Storm come into this game having won three of their last four games. Breanna Stewart is on a hot streak, having scored 27 points or more in each of Seattle’s last three contests. The Storm are second in the WNBA standings and a win tonight will help them stay on track for their first 20-win season since 2011.