First thing’s first......WE’RE NUMBER ONE!! Now we can go back to regular scheduled programming. Here’s the preview!
When: Sunday September 8 at 4 p.m. ET
Where: Entertainment and Sports Arena
How to watch: ESPN3, WNBA League Pass, Monumental
Mystics: Kiara Leslie (Knee, Out), Kristi Toliver (Knee, Out)
Sky: Jantel Lavender (Foot, Out)
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.