When: Sunday, September 12 at 3 p.m. ET
Where: Wintrust Arena, Chicago, IL
How to watch: ABC (WJLA-TV in the DMV), NBA TV Canada
Mystics: Ariel Atkins (Personal, Out); Elena Delle Donne (Back, Out); Myisha Hines-Allen (Illness, Out); Alysha Clark (Foot, Out for season)
Sky: Kahleah Copper (Knee, Questionable)
The Washington Mystics (11-18) are back on the road for two games before closing the regular season at home against the Lynx. On Sunday they’ll face the Chicago Sky (15-14).
Washington is coming off a 82-74 win against the Atlanta Dream last night. Tina Charles showed up big time, scoring 26 points and grabbing 16 rebounds. It was her best game since returning from her left gluteal strain. Theresa Plaisance and Natasha Cloud added 14 and 13 points respectively. With that Friday night win, the Mystics are tied again with the New York Liberty for the No. 8 spot in the WNBA Playoffs.
Chicago is coming off a win against the Las Vegas Aces but haven't played a game since then, which was September 5th. Allie Quigley led the Sky in that game with 22 points while Diamond DeShields added 17. The Sky had a few other payers in double figures — Candace Parker and Kahleah Cooper.
The Mystics are going to need more than a double-double from Tina Charles to win on Sunday.