Game 3, Lynx lead best-of-five series 2-0
2 p.m. at Washington in Capital One Arena
TV: ESPN • Radio: 106.1-FM
Lynx looking for a sweep
Preview: The Lynx hope to wrap up this best-of-five series after having won the first two games in Williams Arena. The Lynx are on a roll offensively, having shot better than 50 percent in each of the first two games and getting four players in double figures in each game. Washington has had trouble getting depth in its scoring; Thursday both Elena Delle Donne and Kristi Toliver scored 25 points, but no other starter scored more than five points. Until the Mystics show some depth, it will be hard for their two stars to find good shots at crunch time. Should Washington force a fourth game in the series, it would be played in tiny McDonough Arena on the Georgetown campus, which holds just 2,500 fans.
Players to watch: C Sylvia Fowles, the league’s MVP, has averaged 21.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 blocks in two games. She has made 20 of 29 shots. G Seimone Augustus has started the postseason well, averaging 19.5 points and 4.5 assists. F Maya Moore scored 11 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter Thursday. Mystics guard Toliver, who scored just three points in Game 1, had 25 Thursday, but was 1-for-6 in the fourth quarter. F Delle Donne has averaged 22 points per game, but is a minus-27 in two games.
Numbers: Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson had her 13th career postseason double-double Thursday. The Lynx are 11-9 on the road in the playoffs under coach Cheryl Reeve. The Lynx will be looking to return to the WNBA Finals for the sixth time in seven seasons.
Injuries: The Lynx report no injuries. Washington G Tayler Hill (knee) is out.