Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Don't Wait Up!

The Mystics begin their 4-game West Coast swing tonight with a game against the Sparks that tips off at 10:30 PM ET in L.A. In other words, far too late for the BasketCases on a school night.

So for those of you who like to check our blog after a game to see what we have to say, we just want to give you fair warning that while we certainly encourage you to stay up late to watch the game on Live Access, you should not expect us to be doing any blogging at 1 AM!

We'll try to post any links we find about the game in the morning. And if you do stay up to watch the webcast, by all means please feel free to share a comment with us here.

Needless to say, the stakes for Washington on this roadtrip are incredibly high, given the tight playoff race in the East. The Mystics' loss on Sunday to New York dropped them to 12-12 and 5th place in the Conference, a half-game behind Chicago. The Sky are also playing tonight (they host Phoenix), so the potential exists for the the Mystics and the Sky to flip positions. Given how bunched up the Eastern Conference teams are right now, we expect that on any given night we'll see teams jumping up or down in the standings.

In short, with only 10 games left to play in the season, every game counts for the Mystics if they want to secure their first playoff berth since 2006. And with two West Coasties on their roster (Nikki Blue and Kristen Mann), we're hoping the Mystics feel right at home in Cali and can make this one count.

Go Mystics! Beat L-A!


At 12:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes it's better not to watch the cardiac Mystics!! LOL!! We'll get some rest and see the results in the morning. Good advice!

At 3:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm planning on doing the same thing. I hope they can pull it together and get the victory.

At 3:38 PM, Blogger nsw43 said...

I'll watch but I'm afraid they blew a chance for the playoffs with losses at home to Detroit and New York.

At 8:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is extremely premature to talk about the Mystics having blown the playoffs.

At 12:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matee is lightin it up (not watching live feed but checkig scores). Why does this team hack so much on D? A point GM Taylor had the team has to correct.

69-67 LA with 39.9 secs

Oh please pull out this WIN!

At 12:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Lord - Lindsey misses a FT to tie the game at 70 with 10 sec left!

At least Nakia had her single FT. Little contribution from Lang tonite.

Forgot this game and focus on the Merc for Friday.

At 2:34 AM, Blogger eastside of oz said...

FT...the freaking FT. How come they don't throw to Mann when she's been put in especially for the clutch shots? Lindsay decided to dribble through a road block with seconds remaining and needing a three to tie. I don't get it. But hey it's easy to say when I'm sitting here in sunny Sydney at midday.
Yes, I'm the sad Mystics follower from oz.


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