The Washington Mystics are trying to get back in the win column Tuesday when they play the Connecticut Sun. Let’s go through the skinny on what’s at stake for this game.
Where and when - Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the Mohegan Sun Casino at 7 p.m. ET
Online - Watch it on ESPN3
Injuries - The Mystics are healthy. For the Sun, Alyssa Thomas is questionable due to concussion-like symptoms
Keys to the Game
Meesseman needs to continue being aggressive - She is the Eastern Conference’s Player of the Week, but now is not the time to become “Passive Emma,” who most American WNBA fans associate her as being. Meesseman has scored in double figures every game after their season opener, but the Mystics really need her to be more like a 20-point scorer, especially with Stefanie Dolson not playing up to expectations.
Stef Dolson needs to find her moxie - Dolson has just not played at a high level for most of this season. Hopefully things can change because the Sun have a strong frontcourt themselves with Chiney Ogwumike and Kelsey Bone manning the fort.
Don’t consider this game a gimme - This is one of the rare games where most pundits would favor Washington to win, given that the Sun are just 2-8. The Mystics have won two of their last three games and played the Lynx quite well.
But the bottom line is that Washington is still 4-7, which is not where I would have expected them to be at this point in the season.