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Amid a volatile week in the WNBA, the show arrives in Washington

Angel Reese and Caitlin Clark are set to play at Capital One Arena on consecutive nights against the Mystics.

Capital One Arena has been Washington's basketball hub for nearly three decades, but its primary tenants, the rebuilding Washington Wizards and Georgetown Hoyas, have struggled to generate much excitement in recent seasons.

This week, the WNBA returns to the building, and the D.C. debuts of two of the biggest names in the sport are bringing a rare buzz.

On Thursday, the Washington Mystics hosted the Chicago Sky, which is led by Angel Reese, and suffered a 79-71 loss to fall to 0-10. On Friday, Caitlin Clark and the Indiana Fever roll into town. Both games were moved from the Mystics' primary home, the 4,200-seat Entertainment and Sports Arena in Southeast Washington, to the 20,000-seat downtown venue in anticipation of the increased interest in the WNBA in general, those two rookie stars specifically and the giant accompanying crowds.


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