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Mystics at Sky preview: Washington looks to get even with Chicago on Friday night

Stewart W. Small

The Mystics are back in action Friday night to face the Chicago Sky on the road after losing to them on Wednesday at home. This time, they're looking for revenge.


Where and When: Allstate Arena on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 8:30 p.m.

How to Watch: WNBA League Pass online, The U Too in Chicago

Injuries: The Mystics and Sky should have full rosters available tonight.

Keys to the Game:

The Washington Posts have to play the way we expect them to - I normally would start with saying something on Emma Meesseman who has gradually come into form, but Stefanie Dolson has had a slower start. She did not score in double digits for any game until last Sunday against the Mercury and did so again last Wednesday. Not only that, but Dolson has yet to rebound the ball more than six times in a game this season. For a starting player who is her size, that's not acceptable.

As for Meesseman, she has scored in double digits for all but the first game. But the broken record of "will she or won't she be a superstar" remains because she is still not involved enough in the offense. Her usage rating is still only 19 percent which is not where it should be for a player that is supposed to be the number one option, even if Tayler Hill had a hot start. Meesseman has to demand the ball more so she can take advantage of her career-high free throw rate of 23.9 percent though I think it can be higher.

Bria Hartley and Tayler Hill must be more consistent - Tayler Hill has done a great job being aggressive at taking shots this season. However, she is also quite inefficient. Maybe part of that reason is because her free throw rate is at 55.2 percent, but perhaps Hill should be a little more selective with her shots.

As for Hartley, she has been a bit inconsistent with whether to score or to pass. On Wednesday, she laid a goose egg, but that was with just one shot attempt. However, she has also shown some great performances like the season debut against the Liberty (17 points) and against the Sun a week later (16 points). She needs to find a balance between looking to score and looking to set up teammates as the team's point guard.