* Where: SBC Center.
* When: 8 p.m.
* Radio: WWRC-1260.
* Records: Mystics 2-4; Silver Stars 1-6.
* Notable: The Mystics are coming off a frustrating 61-58 loss at New York on Sunday, during which they had several late chances to tie the game. Three of Washington's six games have been decided by three points or fewer. . . . Second-year guard Alana Beard is finding a rhythm after missing all of the preseason and the first four regular season games with an ankle injury. In two games, Beard averaged 32 minutes and 13 points. . . . Opponents are making a concerted effort to cover rookie shooting guard Laurie Koehn, who leads the WNBA with 14 three-pointers; she is shooting 50 percent overall from the field. . . Rookie point guard Temeka Johnson leads the WNBA with 7.7 assists per game. Sacramento's Ticha Penicheiro ranks next with 5.8. . . . San Antonio opened the season with five straight losses before beating Charlotte. That was the worst start in the team's three-year history in San Antonio. . . . Guard Marie Ferdinand, a two-time all-star, leads the Silver Stars with a 13.7 ppg but is shooting just 37 percent. . . . San Antonio suffered a major loss when Koehn's former Kansas State teammate, Kendra Wecker, was lost for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the season opener.
-- Ivan Carter