Four teams will take the floor tonight in a quest to climb in the standings and gain momentum heading into the halfway mark of the season. The Minnesota Lynx (5-5) will take on the Indiana Fever (5-6) while the Seattle Storm (7-4) take on the Las Vegas Aces (5-4).
In the first matchup, the Lynx will take on the Fever in Indiana in the first meeting between these teams this season. Minnesota is fresh off a Saturday night win against the New York Liberty, while Indiana is looking to recover after a close Sunday night loss to the defending champion Storm.
In the second matchup, the Aces will host the Storm in the desert. Both the Storm and Aces enter tonight’s game with momentum from their previous wins. Seattle is coming off an impressive win against a scrappy Fever team and the Aces are feeling good after their double-digit win against the Dallas Wings.
Here’s what to expect and how to watch the games:
Minnesota Lynx (5-5) vs. Indiana Fever (5-6)
When: Tuesday, June 25, at 7 p.m. ET
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
How to watch: CBS Sports Network
Keys to the matchup: Minnesota enters tonight’s game after an impressive win at home against the New York Liberty behind Odyssey Sim’s huge game, while the Fever lost their sixth game of the season their last time out. The key for Minnesota is to space the floor and get Sylvia Fowles as many touches as possible, with Sims continuing to attack the rim and getting others involved. For the Fever, it’s important for Erica Wheeler and Tiffany Mitchell to dominate the backcourt matchups. The two need to also make sure Candice Dupree gets the ball in open space to help her get off clean shots in the middle of the floor.
Seattle Storm (7-4) vs. Las Vegas Aces (5-4)
When: Tuesday, June 25, at 10 p.m. ET
Where: Mandalay Bay Event Center, Las Vegas, NV
How to watch: Twitter or MYLVTV
Keys to the matchup: Seattle is on a two-game winning streak after their solid win against the Fever, while the Aces are coming off a double-digit win against the Wings. In order for the Aces to claim victory tonight, they need a strong performance from their backcourt. But the x-factor will be Dearica Hamby because of her ability to get rebounds and provide the team with second-chance opportunities. The Storm, meanwhile, need strong performances from Natasha Howard, Jewell Loyd and the bench. Both teams have balanced starting lineups but whichever team controls the glass will win.