Washington Mystics are all set to host the New York Liberty on Thursday at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. The Mystics are playing at the top of their game, looking promising to breach their way into the playoffs. They have won 16 matchups out of 27, sitting third in the Western Conference Finals. On top of that, they dominated in three games of their last five matchups, looking promising to crush NY Liberty tomorrow.
On the contrary, the New York Liberty had a dismal run, and tomorrow they will be searching for ways to avoid their fifth straight loss. Currently, nothing is looking right for them as they are coming out of a defeat and also faced 15 losses out of 24 games this season. Although the odds are against them, they had enough talent to play out the mighty Mystics on Thursday.
The Mystics are coming into the gam hammering the Minnesota Lynx with a score of 70-57 and have an excellent home record of 8-4. Meanwhile, the New York Liberty got crushed by Connecticut Sun by a margin of 19 points. The Mystics are holding the whip hand on team morale, and they will like to go nuts to secure another victory.
Head to Head
Total played games: 41
Washington Mystics won: 20
New York Liberty won: 21
In the last five encounters, the NY Liberty prevailed in four games while the Mystics dominated in one game. The Liberty also won the previous head-to-head by 12 points.
Who will Enjoy the Proverbial Cake?
Considering the current forms, the Mystics seem to be a much stronger side. They had a very balanced and in-form team with a lethal combination of Elena Delle and Ariel Atkins, who put 36 points in the previous games, scoring 21 and 15 respectively. On top of that, they had the advantage of the home crowd, which will play a crucial role in boosting them up. The New York Liberty will need to pull a rabbit out of their hats to clinch victory tomorrow. All hopes will be on Sabrina Ionescu and Stefanie Dolson, the only players to score a double-digit on the board in the previous matchup.