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Preview: Aces host Fever, Sky host Sparks on Sunday evening

Two games are on this Sunday evening in the WNBA.

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Courtney Vandersloot and the Chicago Sky go for their second straight win over a Western Conference opponent tonight when they play the Sparks.
Stewart W. Small

There are two WNBA games on tonight. Here’s the preview:

Las Vegas Aces (11-13) vs. Indiana Fever (3-21)

When: Sunday, July 22 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)

Injury report: For the Aces, Isabelle Harrison (personal) is out. For the Fever, Shenise Johnson (knee) is out.

Storylines to follow

The Aces have won six of their last eight games, including an 85-82 win over the Mercury last Thursday when Kayla McBride erupted for 27 points in a game when both teams otherwise shot rather poorly. Tonight, they should have a good chance to get a win and make their shots in an efficient manner. Meanwhile for the Fever, this game will be about keeping the margin respectable. If they can keep the game close for most of the game, Indiana could sneak out with a victory like they did last Friday when they defeated the Sparks.

Chicago Sky (8-16) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (14-10)

When: Sunday, July 22 at 6 p.m. ET

Where: Wintrust Arena | TICKETS

How to watch: WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming) | The U Too (Chicago-area TV) | Spectrum SportsNet (Los Angeles-area TV)

Injury report: For the Sky, Jamierra Faulkner (knee) is out. For the Sparks, Nneka Ogwumike (illness) and Alana Beard (groin) are questionable.

Storylines to follow

The Sky come into Sunday’s game with some momentum after a big 114-99 win over the Dallas Wings, who were on the second game of a back-to-back. In Friday’s game, Courtney Vandersloot had a triple-double, the first in Chicago franchise history. For the Sparks, Candace Parker has had a number of near triple-doubles, so could we see her hit that mark tonight? The Sparks are certainly favored to win tonight, but if the Sky can beat the Wings, they can certainly defeat the Sparks as well.