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Preview: Dream, Mercury play for higher playoff seeds, Sky and Fever finish regular season at 6 p.m. ET

Half of the WNBA’s teams will play at 6 p.m. ET. Here are the previews.

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Every WNBA team is playing on Sunday to close out the regular season. Here’s the preview for the three games at 6 p.m. ET.

Las Vegas Aces (14-19) vs. Atlanta Dream (22-11)

When: Sunday, August 19 at 6 p.m. ET

Where: Mandalay Bay Events Center | TICKETS

How to watch: ESPN3 (national streaming) | AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (Las Vegas-area TV) | WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming)

Injury report: Angel McCoughtry (knee) is out for the Dream.

Storylines to follow

The Aces are eliminated from the playoffs, but they can still play spoiler for the Dream. If they beat Atlanta in their season finale and the Mystics defeat the Lynx later tonight, the Dream will fall to the third seed while the Mystics move up to second. That said, the Aces probably don’t feel enthusiastic about helping the Mystics. They forfeited a game to Washington a couple weeks ago and the Mystics were pretty adamant that the Aces should have played instead.

Phoenix Mercury (19-14) vs. New York Liberty (7-26)

When: Sunday, August 19 at 6 p.m. ET

Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena | TICKETS

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

Injury report: Sancho Lyttle (knee) is out for the Mercury. Epiphanny Prince (knee) and Shavonte Zellous (ankle) are out for the Liberty.

Storylines to follow

The Mercury will finish their regular season against the Liberty, who have lost 12 straight heading into tonight. If the Mercury win, they could finish higher than sixth if the Sparks lose to the Sun when these teams tip off. If not, they will at least host a playoff game against the Lynx. The Liberty are playing for pride at this point, and it remains to be seen if they can do it.

Chicago Sky (13-20) vs. Indiana Fever (5-28)

When: Sunday, August 19 at 6 p.m. ET

Where: Wintrust Arena | TICKETS

How to watch: ESPN3 (national streaming) | The U Too (Chicago-area TV)

Injury report: Jamierra Faulkner (knee) is out for the Sky while Shenise Johnson (knee) is out for the Fever.

Storylines to follow

Like Tamryn mentioned on Saturday, the Sky and Fever are out of playoff contention. That said, the two teams are still playing in something of a playoff series by default, since this game is the second half of a back-to-back for both teams.

On Saturday, the Sky won on Indiana’s home floor with Courtney Vandersloot getting another near triple-double while rookie Diamond DeShields scored 24 points of her own. Meanwhile for Indiana, head coach Pokey Chatman is still preferring to start veteran Cappie Pondexter over standout rookie Kelsey Mitchell. Will that change in the final game when both teams really don’t have much more than pride to play for in their season finales?