Washington Mystics vs Dallas Wings Preview
Mystics 3-1 vs Wings 0-3
When: Sunday, June 9th, at 3:00 p.m.
Where: Monumental Entertainment and Sports Arena
TV: WNBA League Pass/ NBC Sports Washington
Mystics: Kiara Leslie – (Out, Torn Meniscus in right knee),
Wings: Skylar Diggins-Smith (Out, Personal)
90.5 - points per game
82.3 - points against
47.3 - Field goal %
67.7 - points per game
75.0 - points against
35.9 - field goal %
Keep an eye on:
Maintain Balanced Scoring: Washington has been nearly flawless offensively averaging a league leading 90.5 points per game on also a league leading 47.3 percent shooting from the field. Six players are averaging between 11 to 14.3 points per game causing opponents to scratch their head on who to focus on defensively. You can thank the Mystics ball movement for the balanced scoring attack as they lead the WNBA with 23.5 helpers per game. Add in their dominance at home where they’re averaging 99.5 points per game in their first two games, both wins, and you can see how they should overwhelm the winless Wings who come in still without their all-star floor general Skylar Diggins-Smith. The only concern I have is complacency, where they come out with a lack energy, allowing Dallas to build confidence and then Washington is in a dog fight. If Washington comes out with the same sense of urgency they have had during their three game winning streak, they should leave the arena happy, knowing that streak has been extended to four.
Allisha Gray: Has been the one bright spot for Dallas this season. The third year guard leads the team in scoring (10.3), field goal percentage (52.4) and three point percentage (66.7), and does it rarely making mistakes, averaging a little under one turnover a game. Include her 4.3 rebounds, 3 assist and nearly 2 steals per game and you have someone the Mystics must account for at all times.