Sky vs Mystics Preview 9/7

After a 97-73 win against the San Antonio Stars on Sunday, the Chicago Sky has the WNBA’s best record after the Olympic break, going a perfect 4-0. The Sky will now have to continue their strong play on a three-game road trip after playing its last three of four games at home. The first stop: the Washington Mystics.

The Mystics haven’t been able to overcome the Sky yet this season. In the three games Chicago has played against Washington, they’ve outscored Washington by a combined total of 270-234. But the Sky’s last game against the Mystics was a nail-biter at Allstate Arena; it took an overtime bucket by Courtney Vandersloot to complete the Sky’s rally past the Mystics for a last-second victory.

Meanwhile, the Mystics are still fighting for their playoff lives, trying to hold off a surging Connecticut Sun team and the Seattle Storm to cling to the eighth and final playoff spot. Their last six games are going to be tough but winnable for the Mystics, and they’ll be trying to use the momentum from Sunday’s victory against the Dallas Wings to stop Chicago from sweeping the season series.

If Washington wants to walk away with a win, they’ll have to figure out how to stop Elena Delle Donne and Cappie Pondexter, who have averaged 21.3 and 12.3 points per game, respectively, against the Mystics.

Don’t miss a minute of the action when the Sky visits the Mystics on Wednesday, September 7. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. CDT and can be viewed on The UToo Sports or WNBA League Pass.