Washington Mystics Visit Indiana Fever

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Indianapolis, Ind., – Wednesday’s WNBA action features a doubleheader on NBA TV starting with the Washington Mystics at Indiana, followed by the New York Liberty at Las Vegas.

The Mystics (20-11) are setting their sights high as they look to lock down the No. 2 seed in the playoffs currently being occupied by the Atlanta Dream. The Mystics are just a game and a half behind the Dream, for the precious No. 2 seed, which earns a double-bye in the playoffs. Washington looks to take care of business against the Indiana Fever and push their six game win streak to seven. In Sunday’s victory over Dallas, rookie Ariel Atkins led the Mystics with a career-high 26 points in the win. After Indiana’s momentous back to back wins, the Fever have drifted back into old habits dropping three straight games. Indiana fell to Las Vegas on Saturday, as Erica Wheeler paced the Fever with 13 points. Despite a not so great season record wise, the Fever’s rookie duo of Kelsey Mitchell and Victoria Vivians continue to make a name for themselves becoming the first rookie pair on the same team to both make more than 60 3-point field goals in a season. Tune in to NBA TV at 7 PM ET, to watch the Mystics and the Fever battle at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Rounding out Wednesday’s action is the Liberty (7-24) and the Aces (13-18) at 10 PM ET. This matchup is especially important for the Aces, who in their first year in Las Vegas have a chance to tie for the eighth and final playoff spot with Dallas, who is just a half game ahead. With the Wings falling into a nine game slump, Las Vegas has to make these last three games of the season count if they want a shot at the postseason. Standing in their path is a prideful New York squad who look to dead their ten game losing streak. The Liberty who fell to the L.A. Sparks on Tuesday, continue to fight to end the season on a positive note. Tina Charles led the Liberty with 21 points. Catch the Aces and the Liberty on NBA TV tonight.

Several Teams Carry Streak Into Tonight’s Action

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August 7, 2018 – Get ready for a terrific Tuesday, as the WNBA has four games of nonstop basketball action coming your way. Tipping off at 7 PM ET are the Las Vegas Aces (12-15) and the Atlanta Dream (18-10) on NBA TV. The Dream look to carry their two game win streak home as they host the Aces in their second meeting this season. Atlanta is coming off a 20-point win over the defending champs: Minnesota, after a strong performance from Tiffany Hayes. Hayes who’s had a stellar year scored a season-high 28 points, hitting a career best of six three-pointers to lead the Dream to victory. Alex Bentley also added 19 points for the Dream as Atlanta clings to the No. 2 spot in league standings. Las Vegas is still fighting for a place in the playoffs after falling to Connecticut on Sunday. A’ja Wilson led the Aces with 24 points followed by Kelsey Plum’s 21 point performance.

Also battling at 7 PM ET, are the Indiana Fever (5-23) and Seattle Storm (22-7). Both teams are coming off wins over the New York Liberty as they both look to keep their success going. Seattle defeated the Liberty on Monday, 96-80 behind a strong performance from Breanna Stewart and company. Stewart tallied 32 points in the victory, while Natasha Howard was all over the stat sheet with 14 points, 10 rebounds, five steals, and five blocks. With the victory, Seattle clinched their spot in the playoffs as they prepare to finish out the regular season strong. Indiana defeated New York on Saturday behind a solid defensive performance that held the Liberty to just two points in the final quarter. Candice Dupree recorded a season-high 25 points in the win, while Natalie Achonwa, Erica Wheeler, and Cappie Pondexter all tallied 10 points. Erica Wheeler would also reach a huge a milestone notching her 1,000th career point in the victory.

The defending champions hit the floor tonight at 8:30 PM ET, against the Chicago Sky (10-18). The Minnesota Lynx (15-13) are trying to get out of their funk after dropping three games straight. Both the Lynx and the Sky are coming off losses to the Atlanta Dream as the two squads look to get back on track. The Lynx were led by Sylvia Fowles with 17 points and 10 rebounds in Sunday’s loss. Courtney Vandersloot paced the Sky with 24 points in Chicago’s loss on Friday. Be sure to catch the Lynx and the Sky live on Twitter.

Capping off the night are the Washington Mystics (16-11) and the Phoenix Mercury (16-13) at 10 PM ET. The Mystics look to use Sunday’s win over Dallas as a stepping stone to continue their win streak. Kristi Toliver would hit the go-ahead jumper to lift the Mystics to a 76-74 win, in which she finished with 16 points.

Phoenix looks to turn things around after a tough 78-75 loss to the L.A. Sparks. Brittney Griner and DeWanna Bonner led the Mercury with 22 and 20 points, respectively. Tune in to NBA TV for the Mercury versus Mystics game at 10 PM ET.

Mercury Play Back to Back In Wednesday’s Matchups

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August 1, 2018 – Wednesday’s matchups are headlined by the Phoenix Mercury (15-12) and Las Vegas Aces (12-13) as the Mercury visit Mandalay Bay. Phoenix is in the middle of a tough schedule as they gear up for four games in eight days. The Mercury who lost to the Storm 102-91 on Tuesday, had trouble on the defensive end as Seattle shot 54 percent from the field allowing Jewell Loyd to pour in 29 points. Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi combined for 45 points in the teams loss. Phoenix will now face off against the Las Vegas Aces for the fourth and final time this regular season as both teams vie for a playoff spot. The Aces have showed great improvement and promise over the course of the season as they rely on their energy and youth to see them through. Catch A’ja Wilson and the Aces against the Phoenix Mercury on NBA TV tonight at 10 PM ET.

The Connecticut Sun (14-12) host the New York Liberty (7-18) for the third and final meeting this regular season. These two squads have split the season series both having won on the heels of a last second shot. Connecticut’s All-Star Chiney Ogwumike has had a solid comeback season after missing all last season due to injury. With Connecticut’s squad back to full strength, the Sun aim to get back to the playoffs and make a deeper run this season. The Liberty who have struggled this year look to end a four game skid that began before the All-Star break. Find out if Tina Charles and the Liberty can get it done against the Connecticut Sun tonight at 7 PM ET on NBA TV.