When: Tuesday, August 17 at 10 p.m. ET
Where: Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas, NV
How to watch: CBS Sports Network, MyLVTV
Mystics: Elena Delle Donne (Back, Out); Alysha Clark (Foot, Out); Shavonte Zellous (Ankle, Out)
Aces: Angel McCoughtry (Knee, Out)
Washington (8-11) is facing Las Vegas (16-6) for the third time this season on Tuesday night. The Mystics, who are in the midst of a 4-game road trip to start the second half of the season, are coming off a last-minute 84-83 loss against the Aces after leading by double-digits for most of the game. A’ja Wilson, Liz Cambage and Jackie Young were the only players for the Aces who scored in double-figures. They, in addition to Kiah Stokes, shot 50 percent or better from the field. Tina Charles, Ariel Atkins and Myisha Hines-Allen combined for 56 points but it wasn’t enough to secure their first win against Las Vegas this season.
Sunday’s night loss was a reminder to the Mystics that they need to finish how they start. They lost their double-digit lead in the fourth quarter after the Aces went on a run.
There’s no time to get comfortable for the Mystics, who currently sit at #8 in league standings.