The Washington Mystics will host the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday night. Here’s a preview:
When: Tuesday, June 29 at 7 p.m. ET.
Where: Entertainment and Sports Arena, Washington
How to watch: ESPN2,
Mystics: Natasha Cloud (Ankle, Questionable); Myisha Hines-Allen (Left Patellar Tendon Strain, Questionable); Erica McCall (Right Knee sprain, Out); Elena Delle Donne (Back, Out); Alysha Clark (Foot, Out)
Sun: Alyssa Thomas (Achilles, Out)
The Mystics are returning to ESA after a three-game road trip where they went 1-2. That leaves them with a 7-8 record and in ninth place in the WNBA standings. Washington is ninth place in the WNBA standings and would be a lottery team if the season ended today. But we’re still in the first half of the season and they are just one game behind the Chicago Sky for fourth place. Keep in mind that the Mystics moved up to fourth for a day after beating the Storm last week.
Washington also announced some roster moves on Monday, waiving Megan Gustafson, Stella Johnson and Kiara Leslie.
The Sun are one of the teams that have separated themselves from the pack since their roster has been healthy, Thomas aside. The Mystics lost to them 86-81 in their first match back on May 28. That was also when Washington started the season off 2-4 in May. Thankfully, they have the firepower and homecourt advantage to win this one with MVP candidate Tina Charles and Ariel Atkins leading the way. But the Sun are also coming to DC. with momentum, having won two straight games by double digits.
Let’s get this done and finish the pre-Olympic home schedule with a win.