When: Saturday, September 4 at 8 p.m. ET
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
How to watch: NBA TV, Bally Sports North
Mystics: Elena Delle Donne (Back, Questionable); Tina Charles (Left Gluteal Strain, Questionable); Alysha Clark (Foot, Out for season)
Lynx: Damiris Dantas (Lisfranc, Out); Layshia Clarendon (Leg, Questionable)
The regular season is winding down for the Mystics, who currently sit at the number 9 spot in WNBA standings with a 10-16 record. There are only 6 games left and and they all matter. Washington will face Minnesota on the road Saturday night for the second time this regular season. The last time they matched up, in June, the Mystics pulled off an 85-81 win. In that game, Tina Charles led with a team-high 31 points. Myisha Hines-Allen and Ariel Atkins added 19 and 17 points respectively. Natasha Cloud also scored in double-figures with 11. For the Lynx, Napheesa Collier led with 22 points and Sylvia Fowles put up 15 points.
The Mystics are coming off a 10-point loss to the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday. Being without Tina Charles and Elena Delle Donne has proved to be tough for Washington. The good news is that Charles did travel with the team to Minnesota so there is a chance she could make a comeback after sitting out with a left gluteal strain.
The Lynx are coming off a Thursday night win against the Sparks. Kayla McBride, Sylvia Fowles, and Aerial Powers all scored in double figures. In addition to her 15 points, Fowles, who missed the previous game with a shoulder issue, grabbed a whopping 17 rebounds and went 7-10 from the field.
The Mystics, with or without Tina Charles, will have a ton of work cut out for them Saturday night and quite frankly the rest of the season as every game matters.