The Mystics have finally gotten into midseason form. Today, they play the Indiana Fever (5-8) for a chance to win three straight games AND get to .500 for the first time this season. (This is starting to sound like a repeat of the Wizards' 2015-16 season and I hope it's coincidence, not de ja vu).
Where and when: Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Verizon Center. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. ET
Online: Monumental Sports Network if you live within 100 miles of D.C., otherwise WNBA League Pass
Injuries: The Mystics are fine. The Fever lost Maggie Lucas due to a torn ACL and Shenise Johnson is questionable due to a knee injury.
Keys to the Game:
Whatever you did Saturday, bottle it up, send it to a factory, and mass-manufacture it - Seriously. The Mystics played an excellent game on Saturday in their beat down win over Atlanta from rebounding, to passing, and to shooting.
Meesseman needs to continue to be aggressive - On the scoring front, she has scored at least 15 points in each of her last four games. If the Dream win wasn't out of hand, Meesseman would have probably scored another 20. For the season, Meesseman is averaging a career-high 15.4 points per game, which would be even better when you don't count her sluggish season debut game.
Is the MeesseMANIA movement now beginning in earnest on this side of the Atlantic?
Slow down Tamika Catchings - The Fever's franchise forward has scored 23 or more points in three of her last four games. The Mystics, fortunately, have plenty of young bodies to defend the 36-year-old, so maybe age will catch up to her again tonight.