Dallas Wings Seek Playoff Spot

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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.

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.

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.