Sunday, June 11, 2006

Road Show . . . and Tell. The Mystics take their show on the road again today, playing the League-leading Connecticut Sun in Uncasville at 4 PM (NBA TV or webcast). While dominating at home, they have yet to notch a W on the road. The Sun will be playing without star center Taj McWilliams-Frankin who is in Italy attending her daughter's high school graduation. Without Taj in the line-up, the Mystics expect to see more of former Mystics player Asjha Jones and 7'2" Margo Dydek, who Coach Richie Adubato says is " Shaq." [Note to Richie: Yes, both are 7-footers, but Shaq weighs about as much as a Hummer and Margo, well, she weighs about as much as a bicycle.] In any event, Connecticut's experience and depth, and Margo's height, will test the Mystics' road game with or without Taj. In today's Washington Post preview, "Coach Richie Adubato said he was frustrated by the Mystics' performance in a 83-70 loss at Indiana on Wednesday in which the Mystics committed 16 turnovers and shot 44.4 percent (24 of 54). 'We can't play that way and expect to win,' Adubato said." The Mystics have used the days off to work on "executing offensively." How the Mystics perform on the road today should tell a lot about whether they are truly ready for prime time.


Post a Comment

<< Home