PREVIEW: Mystics face Dream for second regular season matchup
The Washington Mystics face the Dream at home for the second of three regular-season games. The two teams faced each other in Atlanta on Sunday, where the Mystics fell to the Dream 101-78. The Mystics won their last two games at home and look to make it a third to tie the series against the Dream on Thursday night.
Entertainment & Sports Arena | Thursday, June 17 | 7:00 P.M. | NBC Sports Washington, TSN
LAST GAME STARTERS
Mystics: G – Natasha Cloud, G – Ariel Atkins, G – Shavonte Zellous, F – Myisha Hines-Allen, F – Tina Charles
Dream: G – Odyssey Sims, G – Courtney Williams, G – Tiffany Hayes, F – Cheyenne Parker, C-F – Elizabeth Williams
Mystics – Elena Delle Donne (back – out), Sydney Wiese (right ankle sprain – out)
Dream – Chennedy Carter (right elbow – doubtful)
Second Matchup of Regular Season
The Mystics look to tie up the regular-season series on Thursday night after falling to the Dream 101-78 on Sunday, June 13 in Atlanta. Myisha-Hines Allen, Ariel Atkins, and Tina Charles led the Mystics in scoring, combining for 44 points of the team’s 78. Courtney Williams and Odyssey Sims had standout performances in Sunday’s game, so it’s key for the Mystics to play tough defense and keep the ball out of their hands during Thursday night’s game.
Winning their last two at home, the Mystics look to carry this momentum into the matchup against the Dream and avenge their road loss in Atlanta. Washington hopes to take advantage of the first full-capacity crowd of the season and find victory against the Dream.
Commissioner’s Cup Game
Thursday evening’s game between the Mystics and the Dream is a Commissioner’s Cup game. It is the Mystics’ sixth and the Dream’s seventh Commissioner’s Cup games of the season, and the second of two Commissioner’s Cup games between the two teams. The first annual tournament is in celebration of the WNBA’s 25th season and the winning team will receive $500,000 in prize money. See the league standings here.
The Mystics face Atlanta for the second regular-season matchup of the season on Thursday, June 17 at 7:00 PM at Entertainment & Sports Arena in DC. Click here to purchase tickets.