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Preview: Sun host Storm, Lynx host Aces in Father’s Day WNBA doubleheader

Happy Fathers’ Day! We’ll get to see two games that will be headlined by their frontcourt matchups.

Jonquel Jones and the Connecticut Sun host the Seattle Storm on Father’s Day Sunday 2019!
Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images

Happy Fathers Day! There are two games on the schedule today.

First, the Connecticut Sun will host the Seattle Storm in a matchup between the WNBA’s top team in the standings and its defending champions. Though the Storm is without Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird due to injury, it has still been very competitive all season long.

The Minnesota Lynx will then host the Las Vegas Aces. Despite being without Maya Moore, the Lynx have also remained quite resilient. The Aces, however, are off to a slower than expected start. Getting a win tonight will help the Aces show that they can meet their potential.

Here is how you can watch Sunday’s games.

Game information

Connecticut Sun vs. Seattle Storm

When: Sunday, June 16 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT

How to watch: ABC (nationwide)

Keys to the matchup: In games played through June 11, Sun forward Jonquel Jones and Storm forward Natasha Howard have been their teams’ leading scorers and rebounders. Both are able to stretch defenses with their shooting and should make this game fun to watch. However, for the Storm to win, it will rely heavily on its backcourt of Jewell Loyd and Jordin Canada. Can Seattle neutralize Connecticut’s starting backcourt of Jasmine Thomas and Courtney Williams?

Minnesota Lynx vs. Las Vegas Aces

When: Sunday, June 16 at 7 p.m. ET

Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN

How to watch: NBA TV (National), FOX Sports Go

Keys to the matchup: If the Sun vs. Storm game is a matchup between “New School” posts, this matchup is between two “Old School” posts. Lynx center Sylvia Fowles and Aces center Liz Cambage are their teams’ primary options in the low post. But unlike Minnesota, where Fowles is the clear option, Las Vegas is still working out how Cambage will fit in with forward A’ja Wilson, the 2018 WNBA Rookie of the Year. If Cambage and Wilson can collectively have a big night, this will help the Aces get a much-needed win.