Washington takes home win streak into matchup with New York

July 20, 2022 GMT

New York Liberty (9-16, 7-6 Eastern Conference) at Washington Mystics (16-10, 8-6 Eastern Conference)

Washington; Thursday, 11:30 a.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Washington will try to keep its four-game home win streak intact when the Mystics play New York.

The Mystics have gone 8-6 against Eastern Conference opponents. Washington leads the WNBA giving up only 72.2 points per game while holding opponents to 42.7% shooting.

The Liberty’s record in Eastern Conference action is 7-6. New York has a 6-9 record against opponents over .500.

The teams square off for the third time this season. In the last matchup on June 16 the Liberty won 77-65 led by 27 points from Natasha Howard, while Natasha Cloud scored 17 points for the Mystics.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ariel Atkins is scoring 14.4 points per game and averaging 3.2 rebounds for the Mystics. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 19.6 points and 7.1 rebounds over the last 10 games for Washington.

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Sabrina Ionescu is averaging 17.3 points, 7.1 rebounds and 6.2 assists for the Liberty. Howard is averaging 14.7 points over the last 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mystics: 6-4, averaging 79.9 points, 36.0 rebounds, 20.0 assists, 8.3 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 43.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 74.4 points per game.

Liberty: 3-7, averaging 83.2 points, 33.6 rebounds, 22.4 assists, 5.3 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 42.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 89.9 points.

INJURIES: Mystics: None listed.

Liberty: Betnijah Laney: out (knee), Jocelyn Willoughby: out (quad).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.