Mystics 3-1 vs Wings 2-1
When: Tuesday, May 17th, at 8:00p.m.
Where: College Park Center, Arlington, TX
TV: CBS Sports Network
Mystics: Elizabeth Williams (Out, Overseas), Alysha Clark (Questionable, Foot), Natasha Cloud (Out, Illness)
Wings: No Injuries To Report
Keep an eye on:
Arike Ogunbowale: came out with a vengeance, as I thought she would following her seven point performance in the Wings season opener, and she torched Washington with a game high 27 points on 6-12 shooting from deep to lead Dallas to victory. It's cut and dry, the Mystics have to defend her better if they want a shot at winning tonight. They can start with running Ogunbowale off the 3-point line. She's shooting 42.3 percent on the season.
Allisha Gray: is having a strong start to the season as well. Gray is averaging 14.7 points, 5 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.3 blocks while shooting a ridiculous 41.7 percent from deep. In Dallas win over the Mystics back on May 13th, Gray was HUGE in the second half at killing any runs from Mystics to keep the Wings out in front. Gray finished with 21 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals on 6-12 shooting from the field, 3-6 from three point territory and 6-6 from the free throw line. Ogunbowale will more than likely get her numbers, Washington must slow down Gray or another loss is likely.
Turnovers: was key in Washington's loss May 13th to Dallas as well. Washington is one of the best teams at taking care of ball in the WNBA averaging 12.3 turnovers a game which puts them third in the league. In their last game against Dallas, Washington turned the ball over 21 times, nine of which came from reserves with four players having at least three turnovers. That obviously won't cut it. The return of Natasha Cloud should help with this issue, still, everyone has to take care of the ball or Dallas will once again take advantage pushing the pace, scoring easy baskets.