WNBA League Pass Alert: Must-Watch Games (June 12-17)

The five WNBA games you can't afford to miss on league pass this week.

Las Vegas Aces at Indiana Fever

Tuesday, June 12, 7:00 pm (League Pass)

The two worst and (and youngest) teams in the league have their first meeting of the season. Three high-performing first-round draft picks (Las Vegas's A'Ja Wilson; Indiana's Kelsey Mitchell and Victoria Vivians) will face off and help make or break the argument for Rookie of the Year honors. Wilson's muscle-to-the-basket prowess versus Mitchell's barrage of three-pointers. Turnovers galore. If nothing else, it'll be entertaining.

Phoenix Mercury at Dallas Wings

Tuesday, June 12, 8:00 pm ET (Twitter, League Pass, FSSW+)

Phoenix may have gotten the best of Dallas in the past, but 'tis a new day and a revitalized Dallas Wings. Expect to see the Mercury's Brittney Griner get some vengeance on Dallas's Liz Cambage, who pretty much owned Griner during these teams' earlier matchup. Skylar Diggins-Smith is having her best season for the Wings, and Allisha Gray is solidifying last year's Rookie of the Year honor. This is going to be good.

Atlanta Dream at Los Angeles Sparks

Tuesday, June 12, 10:30 pm ET (League Pass, SPECSN)

The Atlanta Dream had quality wins against the Seattle Storm and the top-ranked Connecticut Sun last week and against the defending champion Minnesota Lynx the week before that. The Los Angeles Sparks are the Dream's next test; can Atlanta's scrappy physicality and savvy play of Angel McCoughtry beat the (un)holy defensive trinity of Nneka Ogwumike, Candace Parker, and Alana Beard -- plus the hot hand of Chelsea Gray? Will there be more hair-pulling on the part of the Dream (the Sparks are, shall we say, a target-rich environment)? Never say never.

Connecticut Sun at Seattle Storm

Friday, June 15, 10:00 pm ET (League Pass, Joe TV)

The Connecticut Sun have only lost one game so far this season, and sit at the top of the league. The Seattle Storm just lost to a physical and zealous Atlanta Dream in a close thriller. Can Seattle bounce back against the superior defense of Connecticut? Does Connecticut have a true answer for Breanna Stewart or Jewell Loyd? A fun matchup will be the Storm's Natasha Howard and the Sun's Jonquel Jones; Howard has the hops, but Jones outweighs her by at least 50 pounds...unless Chiney Ogwumike starts as center. 

Connecticut Sun at Phoenix Mercury

Saturday, June 16, 10:00 pm ET (League Pass)

The two best teams in the league get to face off for the first time this season (man, that'll be a LOT of orange in the building!). The quickness of the Sun's Courtney Williams versus the quickness of her former team's Briann January. How disruptive will DeWanna Bonner and Sancho Lyttle be to Connecticut's defense (and offense)?  Oh yeah...grab your popcorn.

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