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Mystics vs. Sky preview: Washington ends the regular season with a visit from Chicago

Everything is locked in for the Mystics so this game is just a game...

Washington Mystics v Chicago Sky Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images

First thing’s first......WE’RE NUMBER ONE!! Now we can go back to regular scheduled programming. Here’s the preview!


Game Info

When: Sunday September 8 at 4 p.m. ET

Where: Entertainment and Sports Arena

How to watch: ESPN3, WNBA League Pass, Monumental

Injury Report

Mystics: Kiara Leslie (Knee, Out), Kristi Toliver (Knee, Out)

Sky: Jantel Lavender (Foot, Out)

Pregame Notes

We should see the most minutes from the reserves

The Mystics weeks ago secured a playoff spot and on Friday clinched the number one seed with a win over the Dallas Wings and a Connecticut Sun loss. With that being said, this game against the Chicago Sky is simply just a game.

There are some perks like setting a franchise record for most home wins in a single regular season or extending the franchise record of most wins in a single regular season, but we all know the goal is to simply RUN IT BACK! In other words, bringing a championship home after being so close last season is the main motive.

Playing the starters in the first quarter and part of the second quarter is to be expected, but playing the reserves more minutes would be wise just to rest the other players. Although the Mystics next game after Sunday won’t be until Tuesday September 17. Don’t expect to see the starters playing that much over 20 minutes apiece if 20 minutes at all. The shocker would be the starting five being all reserve players.

Although this game doesn’t mean much, Washington shouldn’t take this lightly and still finish strong. On the brightside, the Mystics could beat the Sky and keep them at the No. 5 seed instead of a potenital 4-seed. Only time will tell.