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Mystics vs. Wings preview: Washington looks to stay in form for Father’s Day

Stewart W. Small

The Mystics (7-3) play the Wings (4-8) on Father’s Day Sunday at Verizon Center. Here’s a preview:

Game Info

Where and When - Sunday, June 18 at Verizon Center. Tip off is at 3 p.m. ET

TV/Streaming - Monumental Sports Network online and NBA TV.

Who’s out: For the Mystics, Emma Meesseman is living it up in the Czech Republic (a/k/a Tomas Satoransky’s house) for EuroBasket Women. For the Wings, Aerial Powers (hip) and Courtney Paris (knee) are out.

What to watch for

Will the Mystics keep their form? The Mystics should be fully rested for Sunday’s game. However, they haven’t played since last Sunday. Rest between games is important, but too much rest can result in sluggish play as well.

Can the Mystics jump on Dallas early? The Wings enter this game with the WNBA’s third worst defensive rating. The Mystics enter this game with the third best defensive rating. That should

Who wins?

The Mystics should win this one, though I think being away from game action for a week could make the scoring margin a little closer than we’d like at times.

Anyway, all fans, and especially all dads in attendance (minus the Wings players’ dads) should leave Verizon Center with a smile on their faces.