Friday, August 21, 2009

. . . Into the Fire!

The Mystics are in Arizona today, where they'll be facing two kinds of heat: 1) the thermometer today in Phoenix is expected to hit 106 and 2) at 10 PM ET, in the second game of their 4-game road trip, they'll take the court against the Mercury , one of the hottest teams in the WNBA.

Beating Phoenix will be a daunting task. With a record of 18-8, the Merc are in first place in the Western Conference. They lead the league in scoring, averaging an eye-popping 92.6 points per game! Not only that, but they are dominant at home, having won 10 and lost only 3 at the US Airways Center. (Washington is 4-7 on the road this season.) Phoenix has also won the last 3 meetings with the Mystics.

We're not saying Washington can't win this one. They most certainly can! Back in June at the Phone Booth, the Mystics lost to the Mercury by only 6 points, despite 24 turnovers and shooting only 56% from the foul line. So if the Mystics can take better care of the basketball and if they can improve at the charity stripe, they could leave the desert with a BIG road win.

Needless to say, given the tightness of the playoff race, there would be no better time than now for the Mystics to end Phoenix's streak. With the Sky idle tonight, a win by the Mystics would move them into a tie with Chicago for 4th place in the Eastern Conference. Tonight's game, as usual, will be webcast on Live Access, and TGIF because the BasketCases just might be able to stay up tonight to watch this one! Go Mystics!


At 10:48 AM, Blogger fr mike said...

zero turnovers and hitting free throws and we win. GO MYSTICS!

At 11:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, reduce the turnovers and hit those free throws aggressive!

At 2:38 PM, Blogger CrownJewel said...

Anticipating a much needed win, with improved foul shooting stats. Come on Mystics!

At 4:09 PM, Blogger nsw43 said...

I hope they win, but it's going to be tough, especially after the collapse at the end of the LA game.

We need to Coleman to get her mojo back!

At 12:12 AM, Anonymous KCH said...

Yeah!!! Lang was unstoppable tonight!

At 12:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing game!! Free throws--check
Rebounds--check Langhorne--whoa! And great energy by the team to just keep coming back...woo hoo!

At 12:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great win! Lang played great...and contributions by all. Too many turnovers but 85% from the free throw line. Great job Mystics! Hope they can keep it up tomorrow night.

At 12:43 AM, Blogger nsw43 said...

Fantastic game! Mystics win the fourth quarter. Everyone contributes. Lang shows she has the heart of a champion. Go Mystics!


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