Gameday: Mystics at Dream
After nine days off and some trouble with delayed flights during yesterday's storms, the Mystics will finally play their fourth game of the season and put their unblemished record on the line against the Dream tonight. Atlanta has never defeated the Mystics in their short history, but forced Washington to mount an impressive comeback for a 77-71 win back on June 7.
Tipoff: 7:30 p.m., Phillips Arena
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What To Watch For:
*The Mystics did a fair job of limiting Atlanta's starting forward tandem of Erika DeSouza and Chamique Holdsclaw in the first meeting this season, and they were also able to fully exploit their speed advantage -- with the exception of that first quarter anyway -- to force 25 turnovers.
In addition to simply getting on the court with a foreign opponent, Washington sees this game as a test of how well it can adjust to a team that is already familiar with their style of play.
"Yeah, we beat Atlanta the first time but it wasn't an easy win," point guard Lindsey Harding said. "We have to play harder to compete against them a second time. They're familiar with us, they're going to be coming up hard like they did toward the end of the first game and we're going to have to change as we go along. That's going to show how mature we can be -- how well we can adjust to things."
*Coco Miller was the Dream's leading scorer in the first meeting with 17 points against her old squad. Keep an eye on her to see if she performs just as well in another meeting against the Mystics.
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