The 2020 WNBA season has not gone too well for the Mystics, due in large part to a majority of their veteran talent not participating in the season.
Still, as Washington looks to use the games as a chance to build for the future, every game is a new opportunity to pick up a win no matter the odds. The Mystics showed that on Tuesday with an impressive OT win against the Minnesota Lynx, and they'll have another chance to do so on Thursday against the Los Angeles Sparks.
With the season winding down, here's everything you need to know about the contest.
MYSTICS vs. SPARKS HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Mystics vs. Los Angeles Sparks
Where: IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
When: 10:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Mystics vs. Sparks will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington
Live Stream: You can live stream Mystics vs. Sparks on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.
MYSTICS vs. SPARKS TV SCHEDULE
10:00 PM: Mystics vs. Los Angeles Sparks (LIVE)
12:00 AM: Race in America: A Candid Conversation, Natasha Cloud, Ian Mahinmi, Mike Locksley
MYSTICS vs. SPARKS WHAT TO WATCH
The Myisha Hines-Allen for Most Improved Player train continues to move along after another incredible performance on Tuesday night. With 26 points against the Lynx, it's hard to see her not being bestowed the honor when the season ends. But for any doubters, another strong showing against the Sparks couldn't hurt.
At 16-5, the Sparks are one of the top teams in the WNBA. A young Mystics team will get the chance to see how their roster -- without some stars -- stacks up against the league's best. After the win over the Lynx, don't count out Washington just based on what the records say.
MYSTICS vs. SPARKS PLAYERS TO WATCH
Myisha Hines-Allen (15.9 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 2.5 apg): As mentioned above, Hines-Allen has taken full advantage of her time in the WNBA bubble and is a major part of the Mystics offensive attack. Any chance at another upset on Thursday rests largely in her hands.
Candace Parker (14.8 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 4.5 apg): Leading the team in points and rebounds while being second in assists shows that Parker truly does it all for the Sparks. If the Mystics can't slow her down, it could be a long night.