The Mystics are off to a tremendous start following their first title in franchise history last summer and will look to remain unbeaten against the Chicago Sky on Saturday evening.
All three of the Mystics wins since the WNBA started last weekend have been in the double digits, registering an 18-point victory their last outing over the Seattle Storm on Thursday. Sharpshooting small forward Ariel Atkins produced 22 points and new center Myisha Hines-Allen scored 17 points in 31 minutes.
The Sky are coming into this matchup hungry as they look to avenge their two-point loss to the Minnesota Lynx on Thursday. Here's how you can catch all the action.
MYSTICS VS. SKY: HOW TO WATCH
What: WNBA 2020 regular season
Where: IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL
Who: Washington Mystics vs. Chicago Sky
When: Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 6:00 PM EST
TV Channel: Mystics vs. Sky will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports Channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can live stream Mystics vs. Sky on NBC Sports Washington live stream page or on the NBC Sports App
MYSTICS VS. SKY: TV SCHEDULE
3:30 PM NBA REPLAY: Wizards vs. Suns
6:00 PM WNBA Basketball: Mystics vs. Sky LIVE
8:00 PM The Donald Dell Interview: Mike Thibault
MYSTICS VS. SKY: WHAT TO WATCH
Washington's offense left off right where they left off despite not having a healthy Elena Delle Donne available for the 2020 season. Through three games, the Mystics shook off any shooting rust they may have had with impressive performances. It's a trend you should get used to.
Look for high-energy and very talented forward Aerial Powers to continue her terriffic start to the season, and hopefully a certain Andre Iguodala knows her name by now.
Finally, if you haven't looked into Hines-Allen's game, check out this write-up of her Mystics debut.
MYSTICS VS. SKY: PLAYERS TO WATCH
Mystics F Emma Meesseman (12 ppg, 5 apg, 5.3 rpg) The Belgian forward has always been a jack-of-all-trades for the Mystics offense, but especially so in Delle Donne's absence. Through three games she's provding more than an assist more on average than past seasons, and though it's early, that's a great sign for Washington. Opponents won't know who to leave open on the perimeter with this offense, either, as Meesseman still flaunts a feathery touch from outside.
Sky F/C Azurá Stevens (16.3 ppg, 1.2 apg, 4.5 rpg) The former Duke Blue Devil has been outstanding to start Chicago's season, providing a solid defensive presence inside the paint while being an integral part of the offense. With 1.1 blocks per game through games so far, the Mystics offense must be wary with Stevens in the middle. She's also been stellar offensively recently, scoring 21 points and 16 points the last two contests.
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