The New York Liberty will be without Amanda Zahui B., who is playing overseas. Zahui B. has been a starter for them and will definitely be missed. The Liberty is trying to secure its second road win of 2019, having beaten the Sparks in Los Angeles earlier in the season. The Liberty has won three of five after dropping its first four games of the year.
The Minnesota Lynx are showing signs of their youth, having lost four in a row after a promising 4-1 start. The optimistic fan can take stock in the fact that all four losses have been by six points or less. The Lynx are trying to stave off a second straight defeat at the hands of the Liberty, a 75-69 loss.
There was a quite a bit of acrimony when Liz Cambage was traded from Dallas to Las Vegas. Now the Wings are coming to town to face the Aces for the first time since the trade. This could definitely be an opportunity for Cambage to get some revenge on the court. Despite all the preseason noise about a championship, the Aces are still figuring things out and sit at 4-4. The Aces were recently blown out 95-72 by the Mystics.
The Wings have won their last two games, beating the Dream and the Mercury. However, both wins came at home. The storylines here could give Dallas something to play for, and a win against the Aces would continue to build the young team’s confidence.
Minnesota Lynx (4-5) vs. New York Liberty (3-6)
When: Saturday June 22, at 8 p.m. ET
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
How to watch: NBA TV, Fox Sports North
Keys to the matchup: The Lynx are dead last in turnovers per contest at 17.8, which may give the Liberty more opportunities on offense — and the Liberty are a high-scoring team already. The Lynx will need to contain Tina Charles or find a way to offset her scoring ability.
Las Vegas Aces (4-4) vs. Dallas Wings (2-5)
When: Saturday, June 22, at 10:30 p.m. ET
Where: Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, NV
How to watch: League Pass, MYLVTV
Keys to the matchup: The Aces have been uneven and the proof is in their record. The Wings have won two straight and may have figured out the right formula for winning basketball. The Wings do not have a “go-to” scoring option which means that anyone could go off. The Aces have plenty of ways to score with Kelsey Plum, A’ja Wilson, Kayla McBride and Cambage. The Aces have the edge, but their uneven defensive play could sink them.