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Preview: Sky host Storm, Lynx host Fever in pair of Wednesday matinee matchups

Wednesday features two early afternoon games.

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Wednesday features two matinee WNBA games. Here are the previews:


Chicago Sky (7-15) vs. Seattle Storm (16-6)

When: Wednesday July 18 at 12 p.m. ET

Where: Wintrust Arena | TICKETS

How to watch: WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming)

Injury report: For the Sky, Astou Ndour (ankle sprain) is probable and Jamierra Faulkner (knee) is out for the season. For the Storm, there were no injuries to report.

Storylines to follow

The Sky host the top-seeded Storm. Though Allie Quigley has been the Sky’s most consistent scorer throughout the season, she only scored eight points in a loss to the Liberty on Sunday. A win today would be nice for Chicago since they lost six of their last seven games. The Storm should be able to win this game comfortably, but teams on losing streaks often get so frustrated to the point where they pull out a big win.


Minnesota Lynx (12-10) vs. Indiana Fever (2-20)

When: Wednesday July 18 at 1 p.m. EST

Where: Target Center | TICKETS

How to watch: NBA TV (national television) | Fox Sports Go (online streaming) | WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming)

Injury report: For the Fever, Shenise Johnson (knee) is out.

Storylines to follow

The Lynx and Fever split their first two matches this season. Though the Fever won against Minnesota back on July 3, they were beat soundly just eight days later. In all likelihood, Minnesota should win this game. But another vintage showing from veterans like Candice Dupree and Cappie Pondexter, as well as a strong performance by Kelsey Mitchell, can surprise anyone and lead to a different outcome.