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Mystics at Sparks Preview: Washington heads to L.A. for Sunday matinee

Hopefully no earthquakes during this one...

Washington Mystics v Las Vegas Aces
Ariel Atkins and the Mystics face the Sparks on Sunday afternoon.
Photo by David Becker/NBAE via Getty Images

The Mystics play the Sparks on Sunday in their next game.

Game Info

When: Sunday July 6 at 5 p.m. ET

Where: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA

How to watch: Monumental, SPECSN

Injury Report

Mystics: Kiara Leslie (Out, Knee), Emma Meesseman (Overseas Commitments), Kim Mestdagh (Overseas Commitments)

Sparks: Maria Vadeeva (Overseas Commitments)

Pregame Notes

Washington stays on the west coast for another game despite an earthquake disturbing the game in Las Vegas versus the Aces. Although the game was postponed at halftime, Washington was up by double digits.

Mystics visit the Sparks again on the road in hopes of keeping the top spot in the league. The most recent visit was a blowout, 81-52, and a spoiled debut for Candace Parker who only scored three points coming off injury. As for Washington Ariel Atkins had 22 points, while Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 17 off the bench. The defense from the Mystics was stellar as well having 38 points off numerous turnovers committed by the Sparks.

Washington is that team to beat now and it’s been made clear so far in the season. The starters and bench are hitting on cylinders especially after having a remarkable 9-2 record in the month of June.

The way the defense showed up in the last outing is what they need this time as well since both teams are on a win streak.

The Sparks will be missing leading scorer Maria Vadeeva who is overseas, but they have other scorers in the Ogwumike sisters and as well as Parker.

Washington is a solid core team that is clearly a favorite to take the trophy in the Finals. And we’ll definitely see this come Sunday afternoon.