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Aces looking to extend win streak
Minnesota update: The Lynx came back from an 18-point deficit to win by two at Atlanta on Wednesday, in large part, because of three players: Center Sylvia Fowles, forward Damiris Dantas and guard Kayla McBride. Fowles had 26 points, 19 rebounds and five blocks. A .433 shooter on three-pointers last season, Dantas entered Wednesday's game shooting 28.9%. Then she made a career-high six against Atlanta, in 11 attempts. She scored 23 points. McBride scored just nine points, but seven came down the stretch of the fourth quarter. This will be McBride's first game against the team she left in free agency during the offseason. The Lynx, who shot 52.3% Wednesday, are 4-1 this season when shooting 45% or better. F Jessica Shepard, who didn't play Wednesday after being listed as questionable, is probable for this game.
Las Vegas update: The Aces have won five straight — making them the second-hottest team in the league — and eight of nine. They, along with Seattle, have proved to be the class of the league so far. The Liberty leads the league in points per game (91.2), shooting percentage (48.1), points in the paint (40.6) and opponents field goal percentage (79.5). The Aces are led by reigning league MVP, F A'ja Wilson (18.5 points per game), who is about to make her first appearance on the U.S. Olympic team. C Liz Cambage is averaging 15.0 points and 8.5 rebounds and is third in the league — with Fowles just ahead of her — in shooting percentage (60.5). The Aces have six players averaging 11.6 points or better.