Saturday, September 12, 2009

Game Day . . . Musical Chairs Revisited: And Then There Were Two

It's hard to believe, but it's here. The Mystics' last regular season home game. The Atlanta Dream at 7 PM. Fan Apprecation Day. Hoopla, fun and prizes!

And a great deal at stake. In the span of just a few short days, the game of musical chairs being played out in the Eastern Conference by five teams for three playoff spots has now been reduced to two teams fighting over one last chair.

When the Dream beat the Sun last night, they not only secured a franchise-first playoff berth for themselves and knocked Connecticut out of the running, but they also guaranteed a playoff berth for Detroit, which wasn't even playing last night! (Please don't ask us to explain, but it involves another application of the brain-numbing three-way tie-break rule. Just trust on this. Well, at least trust the WNBA.)

That leaves the Mystics and the Sky in contention for the one remaining playoff spot. And in order to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Mystics must beat Atlanta today. It's that simple.

Be there!

Go Mystics! Beat the Dream!


At 10:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's hope MM will rest her starters to avoid a freak injury before the playoffs. That would lend itself to gaining a better chance of winning tonite.

At full strength the Dream is a very talented and dangerous team that we do not match up well against.

If we win tonite and lose tomorrow and Chicago wins tonite are we in or out of the playoffs?

Jacked for the game tonite!!!

At 10:23 AM, Blogger BasketCases said...

The Mystics must win today AND tomorrow to make the playoffs IF Chicago wins tonight (as the Sky would then be at 17-17).

Two wins by the Mystics would put them at 17-17 as well, and create a three-way tie with Detroit and Chicago. In that scenario, the three-way tie-break rule involving head-to-head records against the other two teams would knock the Sky out of the playoffs (as we -- and the Mystics -- understand the rule).

-- BC

At 11:35 AM, Blogger fr mike said...


At 12:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Coleman's comment in the Post, "Some are sitting around crunching all the numbers; others are just ready to win these two games. I just want to win these two games. If we do that everything takes care of itself."
Now that's a winners mentality! You go Riss.... let's go Mystics!!!
Monica C. Brown

At 5:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Want it more than they do...Play your hearts out, don't waste time and energy on things you can't control(ref calls), focus on things you can...turnovers, making free throws, shot selection, defense w/o mindless fouls. Close out the game, never mentally throw in the towel. That's all we, your coach and fans expect-no more, no less. Respect yourself when the game is over, knowing you left it all on the foor. Go Mystics, as far as you can.

At 6:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marissa and Lang are winners. With their winning attitudes and skills, the team is finally headed in the right direction whether they win or lose tonight and tomorrow.


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