Who Let the Underdogs Out!
It's finally here! The Mystics' first post-season game since 2006!!!! You know the details: tonight, 7 PM, at Comcast Center, the 4th seeded-Mystics take on the top-seeded Indiana Fever, a team that swept Washington this season, 4-0.
If, like the BasketCases, you spend
far too much some of your time reading WNBA message boards and following the "expert" prognosticators, it should come as no surprise that followers of women's basketball are predicting that Indy will prevail (most predicting a Fever sweep!) in this best-of-three playoff series. To say that the Mystics enter this round as underdogs is a major understatement.
So there's just one thing the Mystics need to do: show that these underdogs can bite!
Go Mystics! Beat the Fever!!
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Required reading . . .
Both Katie Carrera
in the Washington Post
and Mike Fratto
in the Washington Times
are reporting BIG news this morning: Crystal Langhorne
is expected to be named the WNBA's Most Improved Player
tonight. This would be a well-deserved honor that comes as no surprise to those of us who have seen the added dimensions, consistency and solid performances from Lang
this season. It's pretty obvious that Lang
worked very hard in Europe this past winter to improve her game, and that hard work has paid off!
Other pre-game reading . . KatieLanghorne Photo Credit: DC BasketCases
has a pre-game story in the Post, here
writes about new Mystics "catalyst" Lindsey Harding
in the Times, here
; and David Woods
in the Indianapolis Star focuses (not surprisingly) on Katie Douglas's
addition to the Fever, here