The San Antonio Silver Stars are back in action tonight as they face the Washington Mystics at home. The Silver Stars are 2-3 at home and are looking to build off from their win against Phoenix. The Mystics are coming off a loss at on the road to the Chicago Sky and will be anxious to steal a road win. This is the 1st of 2 meetings between the two teams and they will meet again on July 16 at Washington. The Silver Stars last loss to the Mystics was in 2010.
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KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Contain Ivory Latta – Ivory Latta is one of Washington’s and the WNBA’s best overall guards, and when she plays well, the Mystics are able to feed off it and win the game. Danielle Robinson will need to play aggressively, and defend her well in order for the Stars to win the game.
2. Get an inside outside game going – This worked previously in the Phoenix game. The Silver Stars were able to get inside, and if they couldn’t get a good shot which was rare, they then took shots from outside. I think this game plan best suits the Silver Stars as they have two capable centers of being able to provide it.
3. Continue to get balanced scoring – Last game, they were able to get a balanced scoring attack from all of the starters and Danielle Adams. They will need to do that in this game in order to be more effective, thus making winning the game a lot easier.
WHO WILL WIN?
The Silver Stars will win this game because despite their record, they have played much better at home this season than on the road. The Mystics are 2-5 on the road and are inconsistent at best. This game will be a close game, with the Silver Stars winning by 3.