The Mystics (5-3) lost to the Connecticut Sun (5-0) on Sunday, 88-64.
For the Mystics, Ariel Atkins scored 14 points while Monique Currie added 10 more. For the Sun, Jasmine Thomas scored 25 points.
Here are the two main takeaways from the game.
The Mystics aren’t as good as their record
The Mystics raced to a 4-0 record before their three game road trip last week in the west coast. But with the exception of a win against the Minnesota Lynx, their other three games were against the Aces and Fever, both teams that aren’t expected to make the playoffs this season. Even their win against the Lynx is looking less impressive considering that Minnesota started the season poorly themselves.
It’s early to say that the Mystics are on a one-way trip to the lottery or a first round playoff exit. However, WNBA seasons are short. There is always little room for error.
Poor starts continue to plague Washington
The Mystics were down 30-18 after the first quarter. They have tweaked the starting lineup from time to time in the last week. But the Mystics are still adjusting to life without Elena Delle Donne, who missed four consecutive games due to an undisclosed illness.
The Mystics will host the Lynx this Thursday, June 7 at 4 p.m. EST.