6 p.m. at New York • ESPN3, 106.1-FM
Preview: The Lynx (0-1) will look to rebound from a two-point loss to Phoenix at Target Center on Friday. The Lynx trailed by nine at halftime, but opened the second half with a 17-6 run. The Liberty (2-0), coached by former Lynx assistant coach Walt Hopkins, have already matched their victory total for the 2020 season. The Liberty, which was 2-20 last season, defeated Indiana, 73-65, on Sunday to start a season with two consecutive victories for the first time in five years.
Players to watch: F/G Aerial Powers had 18 points and six rebounds and F Kayla McBride had 17 points and six rebounds in their debuts for the Lynx on Friday. C Sylvia Fowles opened her 15th WNBA season on Friday with a double-double (11 points and 11 rebounds). G/F Betnijah Laney, in her first season with the Liberty, is averaging 25 points per game (second-best in the league). G Sabrina Ionescu, whose rookie season in 2020 was limited to three games because of an injury, is averaging 18.5 points per game.
Numbers: The Lynx won both contests between the two last season— by 26 points and 30 points — in the bubble in Florida. The Liberty lost their final eight games in 2020.
Injuries: Liberty F Leaonna Odom (achilles) is questionable. For the Lynx, F Natalie Achonwa (knee) is questionable and rookie G Rennia Davis (foot) is out indefinitely.
Note: The game is not on TV but is available on the ESPN3 streaming service.