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Mystics vs. Dream preview: Washington looks to bounce back with a win against the Dream

Washington and Atlanta meet for the first time this season.

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After losing their last game on Sunday against the Storm, the Mystics (12-7) now face the Dream (9-9) at home on Wednesday morning.

Game Info

When: Wednesday July 11 at 11:30 a.m. ET

Where: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC

How to watch: WNBA League Pass | Monumental Sports Network

Injuries

None to report.

What to watch for

Will Kristi Toliver be back from NBA Summer League?

Looks like veteran Kristi Toliver is prepping for a career in coaching whenever she decides to retire, which is hopefully not yet. In between her WNBA games on Monday, Toliver was on the Wizards Summer League bench as a coach in Las Vegas.

“Basketball is my love and my passion so I just want to be able to stay connected to the game in any way that I can and I think coaching is a way to do that”, she said in an interview after her Summer League Debut.

Toliver made it down to Vegas after her team’s Sunday night loss in Seattle. She is expected to be in D.C. for this match up and will hopefully keep her momentum as she put up 18 points in her last game.

The Mystics’ bench needs to have an impact on the game

In Washington’s last game against Seattle, the bench players didn’t seem to be ready to play. They only scored 7 points while all of the starters were in double figures. If the bench contributed more the result could have easily been different especially because the Mystics only lost by 6 points.

Expect Atlanta to be ready

Atlanta is coming off of a big win over the Phoenix Mercury where they had five players in double figures so expect them to come out with the utmost confidence. The two players that the Mystics need to prioritize defensively are Tiffany Hayes and Angel McCoughtry. If they can do that, they will be in a great position to secure a win. Hayes and McCoughtry are leading the Dream in scoring with 17.5 and 16.9 points per game respectively.