The 2017 WNBA season gets underway on Saturday, May 13th with a triple-header of games on the schedule to help fans enjoy the start of the latest campaign. Among those games will be an interesting matchup featuring the San Antonio Stars and Los Angeles Sparks.

One game features the newest No. 1 WNBA draft pick in the league, while another features the reigning WNBA Champions. How will they look in their opener? Here's the latest on the three games scheduled for Saturday's start to the season.

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Saturday's games

The preseason is now over, and two teams were undefeated: the Connecticut Sun and Minnesota Lynx. The Atlanta Dream and Indiana Fever were winless, while the champion L.A. Sparks were 1-2. That all means pretty much nothing as all the teams get a fresh 0-0 start as of Saturday.

At 3 p.m. Eastern Time, the WNBA season officially tips off with a matchup involving the San Antonio Stars at the New York Liberty. In this game, fans get a first look at the newest No.

Among Saturday's WNBA season games will be the debut for No. 1 pick Kelsey Plum of the Stars. [Image via Blasting News image library/wsenetwork.com]
Among Saturday's WNBA season games will be the debut for No. 1 pick Kelsey Plum of the Stars. [Image via Blasting News image library/wsenetwork.com]

1 draft pick in the league, Kelsey Plum. The former Washington Huskies star led the nation in total points scored with 1,109, which was 300 more than the next closest player. She also led the nation in scoring average with 31.7 points per game.

Plum will certainly be a welcome addition to a Stars team that finished with a league-worst record of 7-27 for 2016 season. They'll attempt to get an opening day road win against a Liberty team that finished atop the Eastern Conference at 21-13 for 2016.

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At 5 p.m. Eastern Time, the Los Angeles Sparks begin their championship defense with a home game against the Seattle Storm. The team will raise up their title banner at the Staples Center, which is the third in the history of the women's franchise.

Among the stars on the court will be reigning WNBA MVP Nneka Ogwumike and Finals MVP Candace Parker for the Sparks. The Storm will bring back their stars including Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart, but the two both have knee issues that could keep them off the court for this opener.

The first day of WNBA action closes out with a 7 p.m. Eastern Time game with the Connecticut Sun hosting the Atlanta Dream. Both teams have lost key players for their rosters for the coming season. For the Sun, Chiney Ogwumike will be out for the season after having Achilles tendon surgery. For the Dream, Angel McCoughtry announced she would be sitting out this coming WNBA season due to needing rest. Nonetheless, the two teams will meet with one grabbing a "W" in this opener.

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How to watch the games live

The Stars at Liberty game tips things off at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Viewers can watch it on MSG or NBA TV for live television coverage. There's also the WNBA League Pass subscription service for live stream viewing of the game.

The Sparks get their rings at 5 p.m. Eastern Time and then host the Storm in a home opener. This game is featured on ESPN for live television coverage and WatchESPN for the live streaming feed. SlingTV subscribers with ESPN can also watch the game live streaming online.

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The final game of the day is at 7 p.m. Eastern Time between the Sun and Dream. This game is featured on WNBA League Pass for live streaming, with more details available at leaguepass.wnba.com website.

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