Records: Mystics 15-15, Sun 11-20
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.
When: 4 p.m.
Data: Washington is seeking a four-game season sweep of Connecticut. The Mystics’ most recent victory in the series came July 23 at Verizon Center, where point guard Ivory Latta scored 23 points on 9-for-14 shooting and made 5 of 7 three-pointers for Washington in an 89-75 win. Four other Mystics players reached double figures, including 17 from small forward Monique Currie.
Washington enters its second road game in three days with a little more breathing room in the race for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs following Friday’s 74-61 victory over the Indiana Fever. The Mystics are a game and a half in front of the third-place New York Liberty and two games clear of the Chicago Sky and Indiana with four games left in the regular season.
Washington is seeking to raise its record above .500 for the first time since June 5, when it was 4-3 despite a loss to Indiana. The first-place Atlanta Dream is the only team in the East with a record above .500, although the reigning conference champions have dropped four in a row and won just twice in 10 games. The Mystics are two games behind Atlanta for the No. 1 seed.
The Mystics currently own the head-to-head tiebreaker against Chicago, who they play Wednesday for the fourth and final time in the regular season. Washington is tied head-to-head with the Fever and New York, which its plays in the final regular season game.
The only team out of contention for the No. 2 seed is Connecticut, but the Sun remains in the hunt for one of the final two playoff spots. It is two and a half games behind Chicago and Indiana after losing three in a row and going 2-10 over its last 12 games.