Site: Verizon Center, Washington
Time: 11:30 a.m.
TV: NBA TV
Key players: Connecticut - G Katie Douglas, G Alex Bentley, F Chiney Ogwumike, F Kelsey Bone. Washington — G Ivory Latta, G Bria Hartley, F Emma Meesseman, C Kia Vaughn
Notes: The Sun begin the final 10-game stretch of the season badly in need of a win. Not only are they behind the Mystics in the standings, but Washington has won the first two meetings and is 6-6 in the conference. The Sun are 6-9 in the East. The Sun and Mystics will play three times over the final 10. ... Douglas and Ogwumike represented the East in last weekend's All-Star Game in Phoenix. Latta represented the Mystics. ... Ebony Hoffman is scheduled to make her debut for the Sun. She was signed last week. The Sun waived Kelley Cain to make room for her on the roster. ... The Mystics feature UConn rookies Hartley and Stefanie Dolson. Hartley has started 18 of 23 games and is averaging 26.8 minutes and 10.1 points. Dolson has come of the bench in all 23 games, averaging 6.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 18.3 minutes.
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