Indiana Fever Face Dallas on Breast Health Awareness Night

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Indianapolis, IN – The Indiana Fever (3-23) will host the Dallas Wings (14-12) on Breast Health Awareness Night in their first game back since the All-Star break. The Fever will be dawning their special pink themed uniforms to commemorate the night as spectators will have a chance to bid on the game worn jersey’s in the BHA auction.

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With Indiana being out of the race for playoff contention, the Fever’s focus for the remainder of the season is to win as many games as possible and continue to compete at a high level. Indiana’s youth coupled with their seasoned veterans has boded well for the franchise’s future as players continue to develop.

For tonight’s matchup, the Fever will have to put a stop to Dallas’ Liz Cambage and Skylar Diggins-Smith if they are to have any success. Defensive stops and rebounds will be key. The Wings are coming off a tough one-point loss to Chicago on Tuesday, and will look to get out ahead against Indiana. Cambage finished with 33 points and 13 rebounds while Allisha Gray was just shy of a triple-double with 12 points, 10 assists, and eight rebounds for Dallas. Be sure to tune in on NBA TV tonight at 7 PM ET.

The Minnesota Lynx (15-10) and the Los Angeles Sparks (15-11) will also return to action tonight in what’s become a marquee rivalry in the league. The Lynx who finished the first half of the season on a three game win streak, look to continue their success as they put together a series of games to lock down a playoff spot. Leading Minnesota will be 3x All-Star MVP, Maya Moore and company. The Sparks are hoping to find their rhythm after the break, after dropping some close games beforehand. Los Angeles will be challenged along the way as the team fights without two of their stars – Nneka Ogwumike and Alana Beard – both of whom are questionable for tonight’s matchup. Find out who takes home the W tonight at 10 PM ET, on ESPN 2.

 

 

All-Star Team Rosters Announced Ahead of Tonight’s Matchups

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July 19, 2018 – Thursday’s WNBA action is set to tip-off at 7, 8, and 10 PM ET as teams finish up the first half of the season and get ready to enjoy the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game. This year’s breakdown of the All-Star Game consists of a new format in which fans, players, coaches, and media voted for their favorites. The top 22 players were selected as All-Stars, while the top two vote-getters serve as captains and select their own teams from the remaining 20 All-Stars. Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics and Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks, head up the two All-Star teams and will choose from this year’s All-Star selections below:

Official rosters will be announced tonight prior to the Mystics’ game at 8 PM ET on ESPN 2. The 15th WNBA All-Star Game will take place on Saturday, July 28 at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. Tune in on ABC at 3:30 PM ET to watch Team Delle Donne and Team Parker go head to head.

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Kicking off tonight’s action is the Atlanta Dream (13-9) and New York Liberty (7-15). The Dream have had the hot hand as of late winning five in a row including Tuesday’s buzzer beater against Connecticut. Atlanta’s Tiffany Hayes knocked down the three-point shot from beyond halfcourt to give the Dream the 86-83 win. Atlanta will host New York tonight at 7 PM ET, as they aim to stay hot and keep their win streak alive. The Liberty will do their best to put a stop to the Dream as they try and bounce back from a loss to the Wings. The Liberty suffered a 104-87 loss to Dallas in which Wings center Liz Cambage scored a record 53 points. Despite the loss, rookie Kia Nurse put up 25 points to lead New York alongside Tina Charles’ 19 points. Catch the Liberty and the Dream on ESPN 3 tonight.

Following the announcement of the 2018 WNBA All-Star Rosters, the Washington Mystics (13-9) and the Dallas Wings (13-9) will go head to head at the College Park Center. After a historic performance from Cambage, the Wings look to capitalize on the momentum at home for another win. Washington will face Dallas for the first time this season and should be rejuvenated after four days of prep. The Mystics are coming off a loss to the Dream in which Elena Delle Donne tallied 23 points and 11 rebounds. Watch the Mystics and the Wings on ESPN 2 at 8 PM ET.

To cap off the night, the Phoenix Mercury (15-8) will host the Las Vegas Aces (10-13) as they prepare for a four-game home stand at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Mercury secured a road win against the Indiana Fever, in which Brittney Griner grabbed 12 rebounds to go with 36 points. Diana Taurasi also added 22 points in the teams win. Las Vegas looks to redeem themselves and earn a road win after falling to Los Angeles on Sunday. The Aces competed tit for tat against the Sparks, but slipped up in the final quarter as L.A. outscored them 35-15. Kayla McBride paced the Aces with 18 points followed by A’ja Wilson’s 15 points. Watch the Mercury and the Aces square off on WNBA League Pass tonight at 10 PM ET.

Lynx, Sparks Headline Full Schedule For Thursday Night

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July 5, 2018 – Check out the box scores from Tuesday night’s action around the league.

Seattle Storm 77, New York Liberty 62

Dallas Wings 108, Chicago Sky 85

Indiana Fever 71, Minnesota Lynx 59

Connecticut Sun 73, Los Angeles Sparks 72

After the holiday break, the WNBA returns to action with a full slate of games as 10 teams compete on Thursday night.

Headlining these matchups, is another rematch of last year’s WNBA Finals of the Minnesota Lynx (10-7) and Los Angeles Sparks (12-6) on ESPN 2. Tip-off is at 8 PM ET, in the Target Center. The Lynx suffered a shocking 71-59 loss to the Indiana Fever, who managed to kick a six game losing streak for their first road victory. Despite staying close throughout the course of the game, Minnesota had an off night from the field shooting just 33 percent. Rebekkah Brunson would lead the Lynx as the only scorer in double figures with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Minnesota hopes to bounce back against their rival in Thursday night’s game, as L.A. will also be in search of a win. The Sparks came up short in a tough one point loss to the Connecticut Sun, after Chiney Ogwumike made a layup with 18.5 seconds remaining. With a chance to still win, L.A. made a costly turnover, but were saved by Nneka Ogwumike’s recovery steal. However, her shot would miss the mark giving Connecticut the win. Nneka would finish with 20 points and Candace Parker added 17 points.

Also tipping at 8 PM ET, is the Dallas Wings (8-8) and Indiana Fever (2-16) on ESPN 3. Both the Wings and Fever are coming off wins that should boost their confidence going into Thursday’s matchup. Indiana who has struggled this season as they rebuild, made a significant step with a statement win on the road against the defending champs. Cappie Pondexter in her Fever debut, nailed the three-point shot to put the Lynx away for good. She would finish with 12 points behind Natalie Achonwa’s 17 point performance. Dallas had a monster game of their own, posting 108 points against the Chicago Sky. Wings center Liz Cambage dropped a career-high 37 points to go with 10 boards on the night. Skylar Diggins-Smith also added 20 points in the win, as Dallas looks to find continued success at home.

The New York Liberty (5-12) and Washington Mystics (10-6) will go head to head at 7 PM ET, in Capital One Arena. The Liberty fell to the Storm on Tuesday, getting outscored 23-9 in the second quarter. New York has lost six of their last seven games, but aim to turn things around against the Mystics. Washington is coming off a loss as well to the Phoenix Mercury who ended the Mystics’ four-game win streak on Saturday. Elena Delle Donne put up 27 points and 13 rebounds in the loss. Catch the Liberty and the Mystics on ESPN 3.

Closing out the evening at 10 PM ET, is the Chicago Sky (6-11) and the Las Vegas Aces (6-12). Chicago fell to Dallas on Tuesday as the Wings had a dominant third quarter that put the Sky in a hole. Diamond DeShields would lead the Sky with 20 points and four rebounds. The Aces are also coming off a loss to L.A., after falling 87-71 on Sunday. Tamera Young led the way with 16 points and eight assists. Stick around for the Aces and the Sky on WNBA League Pass.

Also featured on League Pass will be the Connecticut Sun (10-7) and Phoenix Mercury (13-5) at 10 PM ET. Connecticut managed to hold on for the 73-72 win over L.A., behind Chiney Ogwumike’s 21 point performance. The Sun look to build on their success and even the score between the Mercury, whom they last saw on June 16. Phoenix is seeking their fourth-straight win after a solid road trip that put them at the top of the league standings with Seattle. The Mercury defeated the Mystics on Saturday, as Brittney Griner and DeWanna Bonner combined for 47 of the team’s 84 points. Find out if Phoenix can stay afloat against the Sun in Thursday night’s matchup.