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Preview: Aces host Sun in Sunday afternoon showdown

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Las Vegas looks to get its second win of the season, while Connecticut hopes to get an extra win on its west coast road trip.

Jonquel Jones and the Connecticut Sun look to stay ahead of the WNBA playoff pack when they play against the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday.
Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images

On Sunday afternoon, the Las Vegas Aces (1-1) host the Connecticut Sun (2-1) in a battle between two of the WNBA’s projected 2019 playoff contenders. The Aces are coming off an 86-84 loss to the Phoenix Mercury on the road last Friday and look to get another win. Meanwhile, the Sun are coming off a 77-70 Friday loss to the Los Angeles Sparks.

Though it is early in the season, both teams will look at this contest as a way to separate themselves from the pack after just over a week of game action. Both teams are also trying to get into a regular groove where games are played two to three times per week as opposed to just once per week. This is the first time these teams are playing a game just two days after their last contest. Legs may not be completely fresh, but it’s also just part of regular-season life.

Here’s how to watch:


Game information

Las Vegas Aces vs. Connecticut Sun

When: Sunday, June 2, at 6 p.m. ET

Where: Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, NV

How to watch: KVCW-TV (MyLVTV) in Las Vegas, NESN in New England, WNBA League Pass worldwide

Keys to the matchup: This game will be a battle between each team’s frontcourt stars. Aces center Liz Cambage made her season debut on Friday, scoring 13 points off the bench in Las Vegas’ loss to Phoenix. She should expect to get more playing time alongside 2018 WNBA Rookie of the Year A’ja Wilson sooner rather than later. For the Sun, Jonquel Jones is averaging 17 points and 14.7 rebounds a game so far in the new season while making 42.9 percent of her threes and 87.5 percent of her free throws.