Saturday, September 19, 2009

Tie or Dye Die

At the end of the day, either the Mystics will be tied with Indy in their first-round playoff series, or the Mystics' hopes for advancing will have died and Washington's 2009 season will be over.

The BasketCases have had so much fun watching the Mystics this season that it's depressing even to contemplate the fact that it could all end tonight. But with the loss to Indy on Thursday in the first game of their best-of-three playoff series, it will all end tonight, unless the Mystics win to tie the series and force the rubber match on Monday.

As they demonstrated as recently as Thursday, the Fever are a formidable team, with a nearly unstoppable one-two punch of superstars Tamika Catchings and Katie Douglas and an excellent supporting cast. But they aren't unbeatable!

Other teams have found a way to do it, and the Mystics nearly did it just two days ago. If Washington can maintain their focus and intensity for the full 40 minutes, they can pull off the upset. The BasketCases still believe it's possible, and we'll be watching and cheering loudly (in our basement) for the Mystics to get the job done tonight!

[P.S. L'shana Tovah to all! Here's hoping the New Year ushers in a new -- and happy -- day for the Mystics!]

Game 2 . . . Tie or Die, Go Mystics, Beat the Fever!

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Tonight's game, being played at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indy, tips off at 7 PM ET, and will be broadcast on NBA TV. If you don't have NBA TV, it might not be too late to call your cable or satellite TV provider right now and add this network to your subscription today!! Worth a try! (According to one message board poster yesterday, Comcast not only gave the poster same-day activation of NBA TV, but also a free, six-month trial of the network.) The WNBA's web site lists tonight's game on the Live Access menu, but Live Access has not always worked for everyone as promised. If you don't have NBA TV or can't get it or don't want to add it, you might want to think about rounding up some friends and trekking to a friendly sports bar for the evening.


At 10:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't see Luby on Thursday. Did I just miss him or is he sick?

At 12:39 PM, Blogger xwomynjoc said...

I have Verizon Fios and have been begging them for almost 2 yrs to add NBA TV, all to no avail. Not sure what the next step is. I will be taking a chance on live access and hope it works and the Mystics win. GO MYSTICS!!

At 1:04 PM, Blogger BasketCases said...

Luby hasn't been around for the past few games. He's the Associate Head Coach of the Women's Basketball Team at the University of Texas at San Antonio. We're guessing he's back at school, and we wish him luck in the upcoming college season!

-- BC

At 1:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indiana is beatable, but it's hard for me to see the Mystics beating them without a completely healthy Alana Beard.

If we could get stellar games from both Melvin and Sanford maybe.

I will think positive thoughts. Also we need Novenas. Where are you Fr. Mike? :-)

At 5:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the ESPN zone has NBA tv, or if there's another place to watch? It sure would be nice if the organizatin had a viewing party somewhere for STHs.

At 9:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Lindsey fouls out - game over. We have no bigs left in the game. Did Coach Plank really think her team lost in regulation?

At 9:43 PM, Anonymous 104 said...

I think she knew her team did not win in regulation, which usually means you start the walk to the other bench.

At 10:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correct me if i'm wrong....

Atlanta Dream and Washington Mystics were basement dwellers last year.

Atlanta Dream and Washington Mystics organizations did not have home venue reserved for playoffs this year.

Washington Mystics was only lower seed NOT to win the first game at "home"

Atlanta Dream did NOT win on their not "home" court to get bumped out.

Yes, having REAL home court does make a difference.


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