The Mystics (4-1) will play the Connecticut Sun (5-1) on Tuesday in a match between the two hottest teams in the WNBA. Let’s preview it!
When: Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m. ET
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
How to watch: CBS Sports Network (National), NESN+ (New England), Monumental Sports Network (Washington), WNBA League Pass (Worldwide)
Mystics: Kiara Leslie (Knee, Out), Emma Meesseman (Abroad), Kim Mestdagh (Abroad)
Sun: None to Report
What to watch for
In their last game, the Mystics were blown out, 84-69 on May 25. This game was just bad since their shots weren’t falling and Emma Meesseman barely took more shots than Myisha Hines-Allen who had an off-night on 4-of-12 shooting that night. Elena Delle Donne sat the game out due to a jammed knee.
This time, Meesseman’s out preparing for Women’s EuroBasket but Delle Donne’s back. Though Delle Donne is clearly Washington’s top offensive option, she has yet to have a dominant game. I think she’s a bit overdue for a 25-30 point outburst, but at the same time, she doesn’t really HAVE to.
Part of that reason is because of Natasha Cloud. She has been on fire in her last three games as a scorer, especially from three-point range. Cloud made 8-of-18 threes in each of Washington’s last three games.
Washington won’t have depth tonight, but I think the Mystics can get the job done.