"Without A Trace." Unbeknownst to Mystics fans, CBS decided to film an episode of its hit series about missing persons tonight at the Phone Booth, during the Mystics' first playoff game against the Sun. Unfortunately, the missing person on this episode was Alana Beard, who pretty much disappeared at the very start of the game. While the FBI (whose headquarters is only two blocks away from the arena) went out on the hunt for the Mystics' missing star, the rest of the team tried its best to stay in the game. DeLisha Milton-Jones and Coco Miller in particular were largely responsible for making it a one-possession game late in the second half. However, you can't play 4 on 5 against a team as talented as Connecticut, and the result was a very disappointing 76-61 loss to the defending Eastern Conference Champs. The home crowd got the message to wear white, bangers were handed out, we were all loud and supportive, but it just wasn't enough.
The BasketCases and about 60 other Mystics fans will be traveling to the Reservation for Sunday's game. We hope that the FBI has found Alana by then.