Tuesday, June 12, 2007

0 and 8.

The Mystics traveled to New York tonight in search of their elusive first win of the season, and came up empty handed, losing to the Liberty, 79-69, in a nationally televised game that was truly painful to watch.

In fact, from the BasketCases' perspective, ESPN's nice feature on Shay Doron at halftime (complete with pix of her when she was a little girl) was the only thing that was the least bit enjoyable about having the TV on.

With their loss tonight, the Mystics are now in sole possession of the unwanted WNBA record for the second-worst start to a season.

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Tomorrow and to-morrow, and to-morrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day, Mystics vs Phoenix at the Phone Booth, 7 PM. Phoenix is leading the league in scoring, averaging a stunning 84 points per game, a figure the Mystics haven't reached once during the regular season.

12 Comments:

At 9:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe a good college team could beat this team. It was nice to see CoCo come in and bury a three only to be thanked by being jerked out of the game. Laurie again is absent at a time when we need to score points. Don't worry about her defense because no on else plays it either.

Wholesale changes need to be made (start with Hargrove - she assembled this mess) and you might as well make them now as this team has the potential to achieve the dubious honor of having the worst start to a season in the short WNBA history.

 
At 10:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree a college team could beat this team hands down. It's time move on -- get some new players that can work together, get the ball in the basket. There concept of "team" isn't here for these ladies. They don't play well together. It's obvious we need to CLEAN HOUSE from the top down and start over.

 
At 11:04 PM, Anonymous mikej said...

horible

 
At 11:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

CoCo only hits 1 shot a night. She went 1 for 5 and 1 turnover. 3 pts is her average this year! Time for her to go.

 
At 1:47 AM, Anonymous AAEmotion said...

Did any one happen to tivo the half time segment on Shay? I'd usually ask if any one tivo'd the whole game ... but ... well ... I could just watch the wall and be bored too.

I feel bad for Alana, with how the seasons going. I don't really have much of a soft spot for (or know too much about) the rest of the team, but Alana was a stand up girl when she was here in Australia - even if she did drop an average of 40 something on my team while she was here.

 
At 6:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting to me that some think we need to change the team...when this is the same team (minus Melvin) that we had last year, where we were a playoff team. We would have been an even higher seed in the playoffs if Delisha had not been injured and missed so many games.

I'm not sure what the answer is at this point...but not sure an overhaul is all that wise....except for the center position. We need help at center. And I do believe trading your starting center that gives you 30 minutes a game for a forward that gives you 15 minutes a game doesn't make a lot of sense.

 
At 8:12 AM, Anonymous Stewart said...

Keep in mind, folks, that Delisha injured her eye during the off-season. In fact, from what I understand, she had a hole in it. That could explain why a lot of her shots are off. So, while she's a banger and I love her, she's playing with just one eye and that's a big loss. I'm just as frustrated as everyone else here, but we're just going to have to ride out the storm.

 
At 9:26 AM, Anonymous section 121 STH said...

Delisha had 20 points and 9 rebounds - that's a pretty good game. I hope she (and some others) explodes tonight. 26% FG shooting for the team in the first half...

Give Laurie Koehn a break. From the little she's played, IMO her defense HAS improved. In one game, she even drove to the basket and made a layup which was nice to see. Who even knew she had it in her repertoire? Let's see more of her.

Not a good game for Coco, but does any one play with more heart? I'm sure she's DESPERATE for a win and it's thrown her level of play off.

 
At 10:57 AM, Anonymous Mystics Motivator said...

Here's the deal: Attack the basket!! Attack the Basket!! Attack the basket!! Alana use to do this, but with her injury cannot absorb too much contact. Monique is starting to get comfortable and will consistantly attack the basket. Is there anyone else???? Stop playing passive!!! It's the only way to turn it around.

 
At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clearly after watching last night's embarresment it's obvious that very little coaching is taking place. I believe that the coaching team and management have let this team down. We have talented players and they must be mad as hell! How can we expect anyone to want to play for Washington. Linda Hargrove has not improved this team, while all the other teams in the east are significantly better than last year. We trade away a starting center, for a player that may be good in a year or two. What were they thinking. I think this team has so much pressure on them to win that it just makes things worst. Get a New GM and coach in NOW! Start building a foundation for next year and hope we win the Parker lottery ( She may just stay in another year if she knows that the Mystics would get her) Just venting!

 
At 1:15 PM, Blogger Posting-Up said...

Draft Pokey.

 
At 4:48 PM, Anonymous sec 111 STH said...

Its obvious that Tree is a fairly good x's and o's guy but not so good at motivating this team. The players also bear some responsibility in that they miss too many uncontested shots I have no solution for the second issue but I agree with posting-up: draft pokey now.

 

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