This will be the second meeting between the two teams. Mystics visited Minnesota on July 24 winning the first meeting 79-71. Kristi Toliver had 32 points, six assists, and three steals in the game. Here’s a preview below for Sunday’s game!
When: Sunday, August 11 at 3 p.m. ET
Where: Entertainment and Sports Arena
How to watch: NBC Sports Washington; WNBA League Pass
Mystics: Kiara Leslie (Knee, Out), Tianna Hawkins (Rest, Out)
Lynx: Karima Christmas-Kelly (Knee, Out), Kelsey Griffin (Foot, Out), Jessica Shepard (Knee, Out), Maya Moore (Personal, Out)
Play each quarter like it’s your last!
Washington currently sits a half game out of first place in league standings, but that doesn’t mean teams should be overlooked based on records. A key example is both times the Mystics played the Indiana Fever. In the first meeting, Washington led in double figures for most of the game, and then somehow got cold allowing the Fever to crawl back leading to an overtime game. The Mystics won said game, but the point was it shouldn’t have even went to overtime.
In their last meeting on Thursday, Washington was cruising by, but the defense disappeared a bit allowing Indiana to come back and only be down by two points by halftime. Mystics need to play every team as if they’re the best period! These smaller games are the ones that can cause you to drop in standings leading to a longer playoff run or no playoffs at a all.
The same can go for when Mystics play the Lynx. Every quarter matters and the same heavy momentum you come out with is the same you end with until the game clock reaches zero.