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Mystics vs. Sun preview: Washington looks to end Connecticut’s undefeated start

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After a long west coast road trip, the Mystics head back home to play a familiar Eastern Conference foe.

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The Washington Mystics (5-2) return to Capital One Arena to face off against the Connecticut Sun (4-0) on Sunday.

Game info

When: Sunday June 3 at 3 p.m. EST

Where: Capital One Arena

How to watch: NBC Sports Washington (local TV) | Monumental Sports Network (local streaming, subscription required) | WNBA League Pass (worldwide streaming)

Injuries: The Mystics will likely miss Elena Delle Donne due to illness and Natasha Cloud due to kidney stones. Tayler Hill is still in rehab.

Storylines to follow

Can Washington end Connecticut’s undefeated run? The Mystics are short handed and just came off a disappointing loss to the Aces on Friday. Beating a Sun team at 100 percent health will be difficult to say the least considering that two of their top three active players, namely Elena Delle Donne and Tayler Hill are sick or rehabbing.

How does Kristi Toliver bounce back from a whimper on Friday? We saw the best of Toliver in most of the Mystics’ games in 2018. But on Friday, she failed to make a single field goal. To be honest, she was shut down by the Vegas defense. Toliver is playing on track to be an All-Star this season, but the Mystics can’t afford to see her fail to make at least one regular shot in a game against one of the WNBA’s top Eastern Conference teams.