Mystics Look To Remain Perfect, Lynx Next

 

By Jasmine Brown

 

Before the WNBA season started, it was safe to assume that either the Lynx or Sparks would have the league’s best record. Although that may still happen, as of this morning the surging Mystics are tied with the Sun as the only two unbeaten teams.

The Mystics’ 3-0 start hasn’t come easy. They trailed the Aces by as much as 26 points before rallying for the victory. They have also knocked off the Fever, not once, but twice, in tough matchups.

  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

 (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Washington looks to remain perfect when the defending champs come to town today at 3 p.m. ET.

The Lynx are off to a 2-1 start. They defeated the Liberty on Friday thanks to Maya Moore’s big 3-pointer with 19.5 seconds to play.

What to look for

Moore’s heroics could transfer to the game on Sunday for the Lynx, who are on a two-game winning streak. The Lynx rallied back in the last two minutes against the Liberty and their late-game performance might bring some momentum with them to the nation’s capital. Lindsay Whalen and Seimone Augustus combined for only five points, so they will have to step up and get the offense clicking again.

For the Mystics, Tayler Hill is still out due to knee rehab, so everyone will need to step up defensively. Krystal Thomas only scored two points against the Fever on Wednesday, so she will also need to command the paint. Thomas played overseas so fatigue might be kicking in. Tianna Hawkins has certainly impressed, scoring 13 points in the win over the Fever. She is quicker and more efficient thanks to her new look, which will pay off in the long run.