What a Great Day!!
Not only did the USA baby-ballers win Gold this afternoon at the Pan American Games, but the Mystics then played what was probably their best game of the season tonight, and they even did it at home!
Taking the court against the Seattle Storm, the Mystics played a complete game of basketball from start to finish -- all four quarters! In fact, they played more than four quarters, as the game went into overtime. It was fun, competitive, and exciting, from the opening tip through the 45th minute. Best of all, the Mystics won, 97-96.
And in order to win, the Mystics had to counter an absolutely phenomenal performance by Lauren Jackson, who tied the WNBA single-game scoring record of 47 points and shattered her own career high of 35. She also grabbed 14 rebounds. The Mystics' counter-punch came from three players, Alana Beard, Monique Currie, and DeLisha Milton-Jones, who scored 27, 23, and 22 points, respectively. Mo had a double-double of her own, pulling down 11 rebounds. And Nikki Teasley dished out a game-high 10 assists. It was simply an incredible game.
The Mystics went home happy, the fans went home happy. It's all good.