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Liberty wrap up road trip against the Fever

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Still not there. The Liberty put forth another valiant effort, but came away with another L as the Phoenix Mercury beat them by six points on Sunday evening. The losing streak is now at eight games.

The opponent tonight will be the Indiana Fever. Indy's feeling a bit down after losing by 39 points to the Washington Mystics. That's how it goes sometimes.

Where to follow the game

NBATV has you covered. Tip off after 7 PM.

Injuries

Amanda Zahui B (concussion) and Kia Nurse (groin) will likely miss this game due to their respective injuries.

Sheniese Johnson and Victoria Vivians are out for the year.

The game

The Fever won the first meeting on Opening Night and the second one in June. How did they win game one you may ask? Well...

Mccowan has been putting together a solid rookie campaign. She plays around 20 minutes a game but has been one of the league's best rebounders. With Zahui B likely out again, the Fever have a great opportunity to dominate the boards.

Tina Charles is bringing it, but it seems like she's the only consistent force on the Liberty offense. She cracked the 20 point mark for the fifth time in six games on Sunday night and her interior scoring has allowed the Liberty to remain competitive most nights.

We're still thinking about the ownership situation and what it may mean for the Liberty. Over at SB Nation's WNBA site, Swish Appeal, Tamryn Spruill made the following observation:

To give the Liberty a chance not only to survive, but to thrive, it seems that making the team more geographically accessible to fans throughout the NYC area is an imperative. With the NBA’s Brooklyn franchise now under Tsai’s full control and the Nets roster flush with superstar talent, the Liberty finally have real momentum and opportunity on their side.

Access matters a bunch and for the Liberty, getting in to Brooklyn and all of its trappings can go a long way for them and the entire WNBA.

Player to watch: Erica Wheeler

Wheeler might be my pick for the most inspiring story in sports this year. Wheeler went undrafted when she came into the W from Rutgers and has been grinding her way to the position she's in now. Wheeler's hard work was rewarded when she was named to the All Star game last month and came away with MVP. Johnathan Tillman has more on Erica's story over at the Sports Fan Journal.

Kia Nurse has had a good season, but her recent slump has slowed the party down. She hurt her elbow right before the break and has been playing through it, but it's likely the cause of her recent downturn.

Jam session

Raphael Saadiq is dropping a new album on Friday, and I'm hyped as hell. Join me in stanning out for a little bit