The Washington Mystics (4-11) are taking on the Seattle Storm (13-3) Wednesday night.
When: Wednesday, September 2 at 10 p.m. ET
Where: IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida
How to watch: NBC Sports Washington; CBS Sports Network; WNBA League Pass; JoeTV
Mystics: Natasha Cloud (Personal, Out); LaToya Sanders (Personal, Out); Tina Charles (Medical, Out); Elena Delle Donne (Back, Out); Aerial Powers (Hamstring, Out); Stella Johnson (Ankle, Out)
Storm: Sue Bird (Knee, Questionable); Morgan Tuck (Knee, Questionable)
The Mystics and Storm are matching up for the second time this season. The last time they played was at the beginning of the season when Washington started off stronger than most anticipated.
In just their second game of the season, the Mystics secured an 89-71 win after outscoring the Storm in the first three quarters. Ariel Atkins led with 22 points while Myisha Hines-Allen added 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists. The Mystics has 4 players in double-figures while Seattle surprisingly only had 2. This time around, Washington will be without Aerial Powers who is out the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.
Seattle has three players who are scoring in double-figures this season. Breanna Stewart is averaging 19.8 points per game while Jewell Loyd and Sue Bird are putting up 13.9 and 10.1 points per game respectively. It is unclear if Bird will play Wednesday night.
For the season, Seattle is outscoring their opponents 86.8 to 74.4. In fact, they’re leading their competitors in assists, field goals percentage, three-point percentage, defensive rebounds, steals, and blocks. With or without Bird, the Mystics are going to have their hands full despite beating Seattle in July. To make things even more challenging, the game is the last one of the evening at 10 p.m.
The last time the Mystics won a game was Aug. 19 against the Atlanta Dream. If they lose Wednesday, it will be their fifth consecutive loss.