Wake Up Call.
This morning's news for those who, like the BasketCases, couldn't stay up 'til well after midnight to watch the game is that the defending WNBA Champions, the Phoenix Mercury, ended their losing streak by beating the Mystics, 98-93. Sadly for Washington, 93 is a lot of points to score (particularly for the Mystics) and still lose a game.
Not having seen the game, we can't pretend to know why (except that the Merc scored even more, of course), but one stat just about flies off the page from the box score: the Mystics (who came into the game already shooting a subpar 67% from the free throw line) shot only 30% from the line last night . . . missing 14 of 20 attempts!
The Mystics, now 2-4, remain winless on the road. Here's hoping they can pick up that first road victory on Friday, when they take on the Silver Stars at 8 PM EDT.