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Mystics at Storm GameThread

Mystics take on the Storm before heading back to DC.

Seattle Storm v Washington Mystics Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images

The Washington Mystics (10-17) are facing the Seattle Storm (19-10) on the road Tuesday night. The game will be available on CBS Sports Network and JoeTV at 10 p.m. ET.

Both teams faced each other in June and August, which resulted in a split. Breanna Stewart is coming off a 33-point game against the New York Liberty so the Mystics need to do everything to make sure she doesn’t go off again. Seattle averages more rebounds and points per game than the Mystics so it will be a team effort to slow down the Storm’s offense. Washington is going to have to be aggressive and crash the boards on both ends of the floor. It’s unclear if Myisha Hines-Allen will play (illness) and if Tina Charles will play more minutes than she did last game given her return from injury.

The Mystics, who are currently in ninth place, only have 5 games left. The injuries and illness are working against them but don’t be surprised if they slide into that 8th spot. They’re going to have to fight hard for it.