The Washington Mystics will play the Connecticut Sun on the road for Game 4 of the 2019 WNBA Finals on Tuesday night. Here’s the preview!
When: Tuesday October 8 at 8 p.m. ET
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
How to watch: ESPN2
Mystics: Kiara Leslie (Knee, Out), Elena Delle Donne and Ariel Atkins have back injuries, but they did play last Sunday. Hopefully they are good to go tomorrow as well.
What to watch for
The Mystics will go for their first WNBA championship in franchise history. It caps off a seven-year rebuild that the team started in 2013 when Mike Thibault took the reigns as the team’s General Manager and Head Coach.
When a team is playing another squad for the fourth game of a five-game series, these previews seem sort of repetitive. We all know who the top contributors are. We all know what Washington has to do to win. Make more threes and stay hard on the glass.
Let’s say the Mystics win tomorrow night and hoist up that silver WNBA trophy. If it happens, I hope Emma Meesseman wins the Finals MVP award. She has scored 20 or more points in five of Washington’s seven playoff games this season, and has been the team’s X-Factor between a team that’s just good enough to make the Finals and and a team that wins it all.
I’m admittedly biased about Meesseman’s ability to spread the defense. Bullets Forever Founder and SB Nation’s Mike Prada also noted her ability to give opponents hell. I jjust want Meesseman to spread the Sun’s defense out again, score another 20 points and win that WNBA Finals MVP Award. I know that winning awards isn’t Emma’s thing.
If anything, Meesseman will do what she can NOT to win the award.
But if Meesseman is the X-Factor between a Finals Sweep and a WNBA Championship (which she is), then it’s painfully obvious. The WNBA needs to give her the hardware!
(And NBA2K needs to raise that 79 overall rating to 97. Really? Natasha Cloud is better than Emma? Gimme a darn break NBA2K!)