Everything is on the table: The Washington Mystics look to force a deceive game against New York Liberty
The Washington Mystics are back in New York. The team used the time in between games to take advantage of practice. The Mystics lost on Friday 90-75. The Mystics know what is at stake in this game.
Keys to Victory!
The First Quarter is the Blueprint
Washington shot 57 percent from the field in the first quarter and led once the quarter was over. The Mystics will have to come aggressively, but they will need to control the pace of the game.
Shooting from three is the key in this series but how why Washington respond after shooting an abysmal 5 of 22 shots from three.
Mystics need EVERYONE on deck
Yes, Myisha Hines-Allen was a bright spot in game one against New York. However, the star Elena Delle Donne should have a better performance from game scoring only eleven points.
Natasha Cloud, earlier this week, stated that she is guarding Sabrina Ionescu for forty minutes. Can she back it up? Natasha Cloud is the heart and soul of this team. She has proven her worth in this league. She is ready for the moment.
But Coach Eric Thibault will have to come up with a game plan that makes it simple for everyone. For the Mystics in the regular season, they have not had that consistency. BE EFFICENT FOR FORTY MINUTES.
The Guard Play!
The Mystics will need all three guards to play better than Game 1. Yes, Ariel Atkins and Brittney Sykes play decent, but the Mystics will need everything from to force a Game 3.
Breanna Stewart was not effective in game 1, how do apply the same for others around her?
The Mystics have done well defending her game 1, and the regular season matchups, but how the Mystics defend her in game 2 will be something to look for.