Around The League

July 3, 2018 – Tuesday night will be full of WNBA action, as viewers and fans will be entertained with four-games of nonstop basketball.

Tuesday’s four-game slate includes the Indiana Fever (1-16) at the Minnesota Lynx (10-6) which will be live streamed on Twitter. The Fever are coming off a close loss to the Atlanta Dream who took a 2-1 season series lead in their 87-83 victory on Sunday evening. Despite the loss Indiana continues to see improvement and promise among its young stars. Rookie Victoria Vivians recorded a new career-high 27 points on 5-7 shooting from behind the arc. Indiana also welcomed veteran Cappie Pondexter who looks to bring experience and leadership to the squad as they look to rack up a few wins before the season ends.

Minnesota who is full of veterans continues their win streak overcoming the Dallas Wings on Sunday, 76-72. The Lynx were led by Maya Moore who posted 26 points and six rebounds. Sylvia Fowles and Seimone Augustus also added 14 and 13 points, respectively. Tip-off of the Lynx and Fever begins at 8 PM ET.

The Dallas Wings (7-8) look to bounce back against the Chicago Sky (6-10) in another home match up at the College Park Center. In Sunday’s loss to the Lynx, Skylar Diggins-Smith led the way with 16 points followed by Allisha Gray’s 15 point performance. The Sky will also be hungry for a win after coming up short to New York by score of 97-94 in overtime. Courtney Vandersloot and Allie Quigley combined for 48 points in the loss. The Wings and the Sky will go head to head on WNBA League Pass at 8 PM ET.

With Sunday’s victory, the New York Liberty (5-11) snapped a five-game skid as they prepare to host the Seattle Storm at 7 PM ET. Tina Charles scored on a putback bucket before Shavonte Zellous sealed the deal on a pair of free-throws. Charles would finish with 28 points to lead New York. The Storm (12-5) hold the #2 spot in league standings as they defeated the Sun, 84-70 on Sunday. Capitalizing on a 21-2 run, the Storm never looked back as six players finished in double figures. Natasha Howard led Seattle with 13 points. Catch this game on League Pass.

Capping off the night in the final matchup of Tuesday’s slate of games is the Los Angeles Sparks and the Connecticut Sun. The Sun (9-7) who fell to Seattle continue their road trip as they aim to get a win in L.A. Connecticut was without Alyssa Thomas who is out due to a shoulder injury. Alex Bentley led the Sun with 15 points and Jonquel Jones added 10. The Sparks (12-5) got back to their winning ways in their 87-71 win over Las Vegas, after leading 59-37 at the half. L.A. had no trouble securing the victory with a balanced scoring effort led by Jantel Lavender. Lavender would finish with 17 points while Chelsea Gray added 13. Nneka Ogwumike and Candace Parker also contributed 12 points each in the win. Be sure to tune in to League Pass for this matchup at 10:30 PM ET.

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