The Washington Mystics are holding onto the final WNBA playoff spot heading into their last game of the regular season. The Mystics are trying to fend off the New York Liberty and Los Angeles Sparks.
Furthermore, they'll look to qualify for the playoffs without head coach Mike Thibault, who tested positive for COVID-19 and entered the WNBA's health and safety protocols.
MYSTICS vs. LYNX HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Mystics vs. Minnesota Lynx
Where: Entertainment and Sports Arena, Washington, D.C.
When: Sunday, September 19, 3:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Mystics vs. Lynx will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington
Live Stream: You can live stream Mystics vs. Lynx on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.
MYSTICS vs. LYNX TV SCHEDULE
3:00 PM: Mystics vs. Minnesota Lynx (LIVE)
MYSTICS vs. LYNX WHAT TO WATCH
Tina Charles is doing her best to carry the Mystics to the playoffs. Following a lopsided loss against the Seattle Storm on Sept. 7, Charles put up 26 and 30 points against the Atlanta Dream and Chicago Sky, respectively.
With no Elena Delle Donne in the lineup, Charles is doing her part to ensure that the Mystics play postseason basketball this year.
MYSTICS vs. LYNX PLAYERS TO WATCH
Tina Charles (24.3 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 2.0 APG): All eyes are on the WNBA's leading scorer, who continues to carry the scoring load for the Mystics. If the team is going to clinch a playoff spot, it will likely be on the shoulders of Charles. Especially with no Delle Donne and Thibault.
Naphessa Collier (16.2 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 3.1 APG): Collier is in the top 12 in scoring, but the Lynx don't need the 24-year-old to rack up the points, as they have Sylvia Fowles also averaging 16 points per game and Kayla McBride who's averaging 14 points per game. The Lynx have three players in the top 20 and they'll look to lean on them against the Mystics.