Gregg Sussman and Royce King preview the entire slate of WNBA DFS action for June 6. Find out who Royce likes as his Elite play, mid-tier option, and value for the night!
August 14, 2018 – With the final playoff spot still up for grabs, the Dallas Wings seek to secure their ticket to the postseason in tonight’s matchup against the Connecticut Sun. The Wings (14-17) have been in a slump as of late dropping eight straight games which resulted in the removal of head coach Fred Williams. Assistant Taj McWilliams-Franklin will fill in for the remiander of the season, as Dallas tries to get back on track and winning. Connecticut (18-13) continues to find success as they try to secure the best possible spot for the playoffs. The Sun are currently tied for the No. 4 spot with Los Angeles, a spot that earns a first-round bye and a second-round playoff game. Connecticut defeated the Chicago Sky on Sunday behind a stellar rebounding effort from the team in which the Sun held the advantage, 51-33. Jonquel Jones would finish with 17 points and 15 boards, while Chiney Ogwumike added 13 points and 14 rebounds in the teams win. Catch the Wings and the Sun live on Twitter tonight at 7 PM ET.
The Chicago Sky (11-20) visit the Minnesota Lynx (17-14) at the Target Center for an 8 PM ET tip-off. After being eliminated from playoff contention with Sunday’s loss to the Sun, the Sky continue to strive for the best in preps for a better season next year. The Lynx continue to make adjustments in preps for another postseason run as the team deals with injuries to forward Rebekkah Brunson (concussion) and point guard Danielle Robinson (ankle sprain). Minnesota came up short to the Seattle Storm on Sunday after a solid performance from Sylvia Fowles. Fowles led the Lynx with 28 points and 13 rebounds in the 81-72 loss. The Lynx also learned that veteran guard Lindsay Whalen will be retiring at the end of the season. The four-time WNBA champ became the head coach at her alma mater, the University of Minnesota back in the spring. Tune in on NBA TV to watch the Lynx and the Sky at 8 PM ET.
Wrapping up Tuesday night’s action is the New York Liberty (7-23) and Los Angeles Sparks (18-13) at the Staples Center. The Liberty who are out of the running for the playoffs, did not envision their season going as it did, but have high expectations going into next year to turn things around. Los Angeles on the other hand is striving to make their way back to the WNBA Finals for the third straight time. However, the Sparks have got to clean things up on the defensive end if they want to hang with the best. L.A., fell to the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday, 86-78. Candace Parker finished with 23 points and eight rebounds, while Maria Vadeeva added 16 points. Be sure to tune in to the Sparks and the Liberty on NBA TV tonight at 10:30 PM ET.
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.
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.