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Mystics vs. Sun Game 2 preview: Washington goes for second WNBA Finals win on Tuesday

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The Mystics will try to make this a 2-0 lead tomorrow night in the WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun.

2019 WNBA Finals - Game One
Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics will try to make this a 2-0 series lead in the 2019 WNBA Finals.
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The Washington Mystics play the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday, Oct. 1 in Game 2 of the 2019 WNBA Finals. Here’s what you need to know.


Game Info

When: Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. ET

Where: Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.

How to watch: ESPN

Injury Report

Mystics: Kiara Leslie (Knee, Out)

Sun: Layshia Clarendon (Ankle, Questionable)

Pregame Notes

There are two things from Game 1 that the Mystics need to shore up on for tomorrow night’s game.

  • Shore up the field goal percentage defense! The Mystics allowed the Sun to shoot over 60 percent from the field in the first half last Sunday. Thankfully, Washington also shot just as well and finished with a 55-46 halftime lead. Washington is quite effective at forcing turnovers from the opposition. But it’s important to make things more difficult for them to score as well.
  • PLAY EMMA MORE! Just when I was thinking that Emma Meesseman was going to be the WNBA Finals MVP, she only played 22 minutes and scored 11 points in Game 1o f the semifinals. Because she played sparingly given her abilities, Meesseman is effectively out of that awards race barring a 50-point performance in each of the next two games. The Mystics know she is the difference maker between a WNBA Finals sweep at their expense and a WNBA Finals Championship. So get her on the floor for 35 minutes a game the rest of this series!