lost to the Lynx
tonight in overtime, 96-94
. Although the Mystics came out with more focus and intensity than they've displayed of late, it was difficult for them to find an offensive rhythm as the whistle-happy refs kept sending players to the free throw line. In a game that did not appear to be terribly physical, the two teams nonetheless combined for a whopping 77
free throw attempts. Unfortunately for Washington, Minny came out on the winning end of the stat sheet there, hitting 31 of 42 from the line while the Mystics scored on 25 of 35. Game, set, match.
There were some positive takeaways from tonight's game. Most important, Marissa Coleman
was back in action (albeit showing some obvious rust from not having played for several weeks). B-Mo
made an impressive return debut as a Mystic, coming off the bench to score 10 points and pull down 4 boards in a little less than 15 minutes of play. And Lindsey Harding
, who led all scorers
with 27, showed again how important she is to this team -- the Mystics lost ground during the second quarter when Harding
was on the bench with 3 personal fouls.
The Mystics have now completed their road trip with a disappointing 1-3 record, dropping to 5-5 for the season. They return to Washington for a 6-game home stand that begins on Saturday with a match against the Sparks at 7 PM. Let's hope the Mystics return to their winning ways once back in the familiar environs of the Phone Booth.