3 p.m. at Washington • No TV, 106.1-FM
Lynx must overcome four consecutive losses
Preview: The Lynx (2-5) will try to end a four-game losing streak where the streak started. The Lynx lost 90-78 at Washington on May 27. The Lynx are coming off a 77-69 loss at Los Angeles on Sunday. The Mystics (5-3), who have a two-game losing streak, lost 88-64 at home to Connecticut on Sunday.
Players to watch: Lynx G Danielle Robinson scored 12 points and G Alexis Jones scored 10 as the Lynx bench scored a season-high 27 points Sunday. G Tanisha Wright is expected back after missing Sunday’s game because of personal reasons. Mystics G Kristi Toliver is averaging 14.4 points per game, but has scored only nine points in the past two games. Toliver scored 19 against the Lynx on May 27. F/G Ariel Atkins is averaging 12.5 ppg.
Numbers: Lynx G Seimone Augustus needs seven points to overtake Katie Douglas (5,563) for 12th place on the WNBA’s career scoring list. C Sylvia Fowles, who leads the WNBA in rebounding with 11.9 per game, had eight rebounds Sunday as the Lynx outrebounded an opponent for the fifth time this season.
Roster move: The Lynx re-signed 6-3 forward Endy Miyem, who originally signed Feb. 7, but the team needed to wait until the prorated portion of her contract fit under the WNBA’s salary cap. The two-time Olympian, who was part of France’s silver medal-winning team at the 2012 Games in London, averaged 11.9 points and 4.1 rebounds for Italian club Famila Schio.
Injuries: Mystics F Elena Delle Donne (illness) is out indefinitely. Delle Donne has missed the Mystics’ past four games after leaving the game May 27 against the Lynx after 13 minutes because of dehydration.
JOEL rippel and kent youngblood