Sunday, May 16, 2010

Holy MO-ly!!!

For the second time in the last 24 hours, the Mystics spoiled the home opener for another WNBA team. Last night, they sent Indiana Fever fans home unhappy. Tonight, they not only sent Lynx fans home disappointed, but they also ruined Lindsay Whalen's much-anticipated return to Minnesota, as the Mystics beat Minny, 87-76.

The Mystics are now 2-0 this season, thanks largely to the MO-mentum provided in these two games by Mo Currie. What tremendous back-to-back performances she delivered this weekend! Naturally, the BCs and other fans have been wondering how (or if) the Mystics would be able to make up for the loss of Alana this season. If these two games are any indication, then we have the answer: Mo!

Tonight's game got off to a shaky start for the Mystics, who were down by 15 points early in the second period. But Mo, who already had 7 points in the game, poured in 11 more before halftime, and with help from several teammates, turned the MO-mentum completely in Washington's direction. The Lynx may have been leading at the break, 43-38, but the Mystics looked like they were ready to take control. And come the third period, that's exactly what they did. Washington took the lead, outscored the Lynx by 13 in the third, stretched the lead to 18 in the 4th quarter and cruised to an 11-point win.

Mo finished with 27 points and (for the second night in a row) led all scorers. As she did on Saturday, Mo got plenty of help, as three other Mystics finished in double figures: Crystal Langhorne and Katie Smith each had 16 points, and Lindsey Harding (bouncing back from her 0-fer as we expected she would) added 14. Once again, the Mystics only got 9 points from their short-handed bench, tonight all from a single player -- Marissa Coleman.

The Mystics now return home 2-0, and hopefully they can carry this MO-mentum into the Verizon Center for their own home opener on Friday, when they take on the New York Liberty at 7 PM.

Go Mystics! Beat the Libs!

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Live Access had a few kinks on Saturday night, but tonight it was virtually unwatchable. Judging from the message board chatter, some folks around the country had decent feeds but many of us had to watch the game in 60 second intervals, since after a minute or so the screen would freeze, we'd have to refresh, then repeat the sequence all over again. Let's hope this can be fixed before the Mystics hit the road again.

13 Comments:

At 10:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Live Access worked great on my Apple. No glitches at all.

 
At 10:27 PM, Anonymous Stevo said...

Mystics are for real... On a mission... No love from the media....In fact.. no love period!!!! Mystics bebieve in themselves!!! See U on the 21st...

 
At 7:23 AM, Anonymous Stewart said...

I had some freezes early, but then they cleared up. Meantime, being a HUGE critic of Monique Currie in the past, I'm VERY happy to see her stepping up and taking charge. Hats off to her. But, I'm ESPECIALLY happy to see so many players in double figures and contributing on both ends of the floor instead of it just being a player or two. While it's early, there may be something to the "Ewing Theory" with this squad right now. Keep it going! See you Friday!

 
At 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great, exciting game. Monique, keep it up. Live Access was also good on my HP, no freezes, good sound. Also if I read one more letter to The Post from a Nationals fan about lack of coverage, well it makes me sick. Marion Jones got a larger article than the Mystics win.

 
At 11:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes,I noticed the Post had more on Marion Jones' brief appearance then on the Mystics win. Watched the Liberty versus Sky and it was very competitive. New York is tough with Cappie in the line-up. We better be ready to run and get back on defense. Congrats to Mystics on a team effort!!

 
At 11:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These were two big road wins for the Mystics. I look for them to be one of the best road teams in the league this year.

And how sweet for Lindsey and Katie after all the crap they took from the Lynx organization and fans when they played there? Glad the Mystics and their fans appreciate good basketball players.

 
At 12:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't realize Lindsey and Katie took heat in Minnesota. What happened?

 
At 1:45 PM, Anonymous E-Jay said...

Very impressive wins for the Mystics. Especially road wins!
What's even more impressive was that Mystics player wearing the #25 jersey. She looked like Monique Currie. Waitaminute...that was Monique Currie!! The girl's averaging 24 points. Where was all this the past 3 seasons?!!! And YES, I was one of those who criticized her performance, and questioned the Mystics resigning her. But, hey, I guess they saw something we didn't.
I'll be the first to say it: Monique Currie, 2010 WNBA Most Improved Player!
2 games down, 32 more to go... LET'S GO MYSTICS!!!

 
At 5:44 PM, Blogger Sue said...

Ahhh...finally...the REAL Monique Currie has arrived. And we're seeing signs that the REAL Marissa Coleman is getting in as well. I thought we'd be contending for a crown this year. But, beard-less as we are, I'm still confident in reaching the play-offs. I'm happy our posts our adequate, but they would need to go beyond that (or Crystal plus 2 clones) to contend for a crown.

 
At 10:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truly impressed by Monique's play. Where has it been all of these years? Well, no matter, I welcome it now and hope she can keep it up. Crystal has played very well also. Hoping we can get some better bench production as the season continues. Really hoping Marissa can step it up off the bench. We need her. Lindsay is steady as ever. Big game (and a tough game) this weekend...I will be there cheering loudly.

 
At 10:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Mo! This is what I've been waiting for from you! Keep it up! mcb

 
At 9:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone know how bad Jacinta's ankle is?

 
At 4:20 PM, Anonymous E-Jay said...

Don't know how bad Jacinta's ankle is, but I hope when she get's better, she'll produce more than our current centers. Chasity and Nakia haven't been all that impressive the first two games. We should've picked up Michelle Snow.
Oh well...
GO MYSTICS!!!

 

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