Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Perfection. Any time a team sends 7 different players to the free throw line for a total of 18 tries and they hit---wait while we do the math---18 of them, that's perfection! Tonight the Mystics played not quite a perfect, but a great game of basketball. Besides hitting 18 of 18 from the charity stripe, they limited turnovers to single digits---9 in total, and only 1 by PG Nikki Teasley. While Nikki was busy NOT turning the ball over, she managed to dish 11 assists to her teammates as well as score 11 points herself! A double-double night for Nikki T. 2-Guard Alana Beard had another All-Star quality outing, scoring 22 points as well as recording 5 assists (vs zero turnovers). The Mystics' 93-79 win over the Comets ended Houston's 5-game win streak, the longest in the WNBA this season. The Mystics are undefeated at home (4 games), and have broken the 90 point barrier in every home appearance. They also set a franchise record tonight by scoring 55 points in the first half! (The BasketCases have painful memories of many games before the dawn of Pax Mystica when the Mystics were lucky to score 55 in an entire game!) The Mystics also pinned an unwanted franchise record on Houston: Washington's 93 points are the most ever given up by the Comets. Tonight's win -- which featured balanced scoring, aggressive rebounding, and limited mistakes (not to mention a MONSTER block by Nakia Sanford on All-World Tina Thompson) -- put the Mystics into a tie with Connecticut for first place in the Eastern Conference. It's still very early in the season, but what a way to start!


At 9:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what the "technicality" was that caused the officials to take away Alana's two free throw points near the end of the game?

At 12:27 PM, Blogger LSUTigerFan said...

Yeah, and what was Tina Thompson so mad about? Did I see Alana laughing at her?


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