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Mystics at Liberty preview: Washington adds former teammates in time to play New York

Megan Gustafson and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough are back with the Mystics….briefly!

Connecticut Sun v Washington Mystics Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Game Info

When: Saturday, July 3 at 1 p.m. ET

Where: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY

How to watch: CBS Sports Network

Injury Report

Mystics: Natasha Cloud (Ankle, Game-Time Decision); Myisha Hines-Allen (Knee, Out); Erica McCall (Knee, Out); Elena Delle Donne (Back, Out); Alysha Clark (Foot, Out)

Liberty: Natasha Howard (Knee, Out); Marine Johannes (Personal, Out); Asia Durr (Illness, Out); Jocelyn Willoughby (Achilles, Out)

Pregame notes

This is the second to last game before the Olympic break and the Washington Mystics are going to New York to take on the Liberty. Both teams last faced each other at the beginning of the season where the Mystics blew them out 101-72 due to a great effort of two members of the USA Women’s Olympic basketball team: Tina Charles and Ariel Atkins.

The Mystics have brought back Megan Gustafson and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough on seven day contracts which can prove to be beneficial for Washington especially having a familiar face in Walker-Kimbrough from the 2019 championship team. She can prove to be a valuable asset in the guard position since Natasha Cloud has been out with an ankle injury. And let’s not forget her hilarious bench antics in support of her teammates.

Washington sits at 7-9 in ninth place in standings but not far back as they’re only two games from moving to fourth place. This season can go either way especially after some time off for some players due to the Olympics.