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Preview: Dream host Liberty, Wings host Mystics, Mercury host Aces in Thursday tripleheader

We will also know which All-Stars will be on Team Delle Donne and Team Parker tonight!

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Elena Delle Donne’s hand-picked WNBA All-Star side will be revealed tonight prior to the Washington Mystics’ game against the Dallas Wings.
Stewart W. Small

There are three Thursday night games in the WNBA. Here’s what’s in store!

Atlanta Dream (13-9) vs. New York Liberty (7-15)

When: Thursday, July 19 at 7 p.m. ET

Where: McCamish Pavilion | TICKETS

How to watch: ESPN3 (national streaming) | MSG Plus (NYC-area TV) | WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming)

Injury report: No injuries to report.

Storylines to follow

The Dream come into tonight’s game on a five-game win streak. They will host a reeling Liberty team that is all but destined for the lottery. Tiffany Hayes made a half court buzzer-beating shot last Tuesday, so will this game provide her some momentum for a big performance tonight?

Dallas Wings (13-9) vs. Washington Mystics (13-9)

When: Thursday, July 19 at 8 p.m. ET

Where: College Park Center | TICKETS

How to watch: ESPN2 (national television) | WatchESPN (national streaming) | WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming)

Injury report: Karima Christmas-Kelly (knee) and Theresa Plaisance (knee) are out for Dallas. The Mystics have no injuries to report.

Storylines to follow

Before the Wings vs. Mystics game, we will learn the players whom Washington forward Elena Delle Donne and Sparks forward Candace Parker select for their teams in this year’s All-Star Game. But afterwards, this begins a three-game series that could very well affect the seedings that both teams get in the playoffs. The Wings are on a hot streak as of late after being up and down throughout the first half of the 2018 season. Meanwhile, Washington fell from third to sixth place in just a week thanks to two losses against the Dream, who are also 13-9. The next month should be a wild ride for these three teams, to say the least.

Phoenix Mercury (15-8) vs. Las Vegas Aces (10-13)

When: Thursday, July 19 at 10 p.m. ET

Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena | TICKETS

How to watch: WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming)

Injury report: For the Mercury, Sancho Lyttle (knee) is out, while Isabelle Harrison (personal) is out for the Aces.

Storylines to follow

Tonight is the third of four matches between these Western Conference teams. The Mercury have won each of the previous two matches; however, the Aces have a knack for beating many of the league’s elite teams. Don’t be surprised to see A’ja Wilson, Kayla McBride and company escape with a win tonight.