Mystics 20-8 vs New York Liberty 9-19
When: Sunday, August 25
Where: Entertainment and Sports Arena
TV: NBA TV, NBC Sports Washington, SN1
Mystics: Kiara Leslie (Right Knee), Kristi Toliver (Right Knee)
Liberty: Asia Durr (Groin), Kiah Stokes (Personal)
88.2 – Points Per Game
77.4 – Points Against
46.5 – Field Goal %
77.3 – points per game
83.9 – points against
41.2 – Field Goal %
Keep an eye on
Rebounding: The glass is an area of concern against the Liberty, New York is fifth in the league averaging 35 a game. While they’re not a great offensive team, they do generate second chances by pulling down 9.2 offensive rebounds per game. That’s incentive for Washington to keep New York off the glass, it’s a big part of their success on the offensive end.
Turnovers: New York is third in the league at turning the ball over, averaging 15.8 turnovers per game. The Mystics when engaged defensively do a good job of applying pressure to opposing ball handlers. This is another area in which Washington could take advantage of, the Liberty do move the ball well offensively, they just aren’t the best at taking care of it.