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Preview: Aces host Sparks, Lynx host Sun on Sunday night

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There are two games with playoff positioning all on the line tonight.

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A’ja Wilson (#22) and the Las Vegas Aces are going for their fifth consecutive win tonight!
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There are still two more games left to go on Sunday! Here are the previews.


Las Vegas Aces (10-12) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (13-9)

When: Sunday, July 15 at 6 p.m. ET

Where: Mandalay Bay Events Center | TICKETS

How to watch: WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming) | AT&T SportsNet - Rocky Mountain (Las Vegas-area TV) | Spectrum SportsNet (L.A.-area TV)

Injury report: For the Sparks, Sydney Wiese (left knee strain) is out and Alana Beard (groin strain) is questionable. The Aces don’t have injuries to report.

Storylines to follow

The Aces may be in ninth place in the WNBA standings, but they are just 1.5 games behind the slumping Connecticut Sun, who are eighth. They are also on a four-game winning streak, coming off a win over the Minnesota Lynx last Friday. The Sparks, meanwhile, are 4-6 in their last ten games and split their first two meetings against Vegas.

A’ja Wilson will have her hands full against the likes of Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike. If there’s one thing that Wilson can improve on, it’s her recent shooting, having shot a combined 8 of 28 from the field in the last two games.


Minnesota Lynx (12-9) vs. Connecticut Sun (11-10)

When: Sunday, July 15 at 7 p.m. ET

Where: Target Center | TICKETS

How to watch: NBA TV (national TV) | FOX Sports North (Minneapolis-area TV) | WCCT (Connecticut-area TV)

Injury report: For the Lynx, Rebekkah Brunson (thigh) is questionable. The Sun have no injuries to report.

Storylines to follow

The Lynx and the Sun are having down seasons coming into this matchup, where they both look to improve on their playoff position. In the Lynx’s last game on Friday, Lindsay Whalen and Seimone Augustus put up vintage performances despite losing to the Aces. These two will need to have another great night against Connecticut’s younger backcourt of Jasmine Thomas and Courtney Williams or we could see the Sun escape with the win.