Former Washington guard Alana Beard returned to Verizon Center to face her former team as L.A. beat the reeling Mystics.
Washington's all-time leading scorer leads Los Angeles into her old home against a Mystics squad looking to snap a six-game losing streak.
Washington must slow down Connecticut's productive frontcourt to avoid a season-high six-game losing skid.
Carson scores 20 as Liberty beat Mystics 79-73
Monique Currie and the slumping Mystics seek a second straight road win at New York