The Mystics play the Atlanta Dream tonight after winning a triple overtime thriller last Tuesday. At stake is an opportunity for Washington to get their first home win of the 2016 season.
Where and When - Saturday, June 19, 2016 at Verizon Center. Tip off is at 7 p.m. ET.
TV/Online - You can stream this on Monumental Sports Network if you live within 100 miles of Washington. Otherwise, you can watch the game on NBA TV WNBA League Pass.
Injury Report - The Mystics are healthy. For the Dream, Sancho Lyttle has left the team in order to practice with the Spanish national team in preparation for the Olympics.
Keys to win
Get the ball out of Angel McCoughtry’s hands - The Dream superstar is third in the WNBA in scoring per game (20.5 ppg) and has the WNBA’s highest usage rating (30.5 percent) for players who have played at least 700 possessions.
Stefanie Dolson needs to show up - She hasn’t been very good this year to say the least. When she isn’t stepping up, it forces Emma Meesseman to do more. Sure, we all know that Meesseman has to step it up — and she has — but Dolson’s lack of consistency game to game has been concerning to say the least.
Pretend that this is a road game - I get the cliché that teams do better at home than on the road. But the Mystics are 0-5 at home so far this season. Sure, two of those losses happened against the undefeated Lynx and Sparks, but the bottom line is that they are still winless. So far this season, the Mystics seem more confident on the road, so they might as well think that no one is cheering for them on the court.