Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Mystics Left Town on their latest road trip with a record of 3-0. Then they dropped games in Connecticut and Seattle. And after the Mystics lost to the Sparks in L.A. last night, 81-75 (a game the BCs actually stayed up to watch), their winning record was swept away, and they return to Washington 3-3.

Last night, the Mystics didn't lose a 4th quarter lead as they did in Seattle. And they didn't turn the ball over excessively either. Last night, the Mystics' problem was poor first-half shooting (under 30%), including an inability to drain their shots when they got open looks. The big hole the Mystics dug for themselves had them playing catch-up all game long. They put together several runs that closed double-digit deficits to a single possession or two, but they just couldn't find a way to get any closer.

Five Mystics ended up in double figures, compared with only three on L.A.'s roster, but one of those three, Candace Parker, dropped 30 points on Washington. The Mystics had no answer for CP3, who also grabbed 10 rebounds, blocked 4 shots, and dished out 5 assists.

It's very late (or very early, depending on how you look at it), so let's just say that this was another disappointing, winnable game that the Mystics failed to win. With the exception of the debacle at Mohegan, Washington has been competitive on this road trip. But it's not horseshoes or curling, and close doesn't count.

Hopefully, the familiar and friendly atmosphere at the Phone Booth on Sunday (game time 4 PM) will help the Mystics get back on track and regain a winning record.

Go Mystics . . . Beat Connecticut!


At 2:25 AM, Anonymous nsw43 said...

Another way of looking at it: The Mystics have played five out of six games on the road -- and have a .500 record. This is actually pretty good news, IF they can pick up wins at home.

It was nice to see Katie Smith scoring in double digits in this game. With the post players so unproductive, she'll need to keep it up for the Mystics to contend.

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

Yeah-- our inconsistent post play, our achilles FLIPPIN' heal, once again rears its ugly head.

At 3:09 PM, Blogger TerpFan said...

It was nice to see Kristi get some playing time....I hope she gets a chance to prove what a great player she is.

At 6:00 PM, Anonymous RP said...

Gillom's favored KT down the stretch over Ticha -- remember, what matters is who finishes, not who starts -- and it's no coincidence that after having several practices with the team, she's played well these last two games. Looks like she's the point guard of the future in L.A., which is great for her. Should be interesting to see how Kristi and Candace develop together. I think in time that duo will become the professional version of Kristi and Marissa.

At 8:29 PM, Blogger fr mike said...

Go Mystics . . . Beat Connecticut!
Chinese saying: The Hand is powerful; stiick the hand out and it blocks the Sun. DEFENSE! GO MYSTICS!Go Mystics . . . Beat Connecticut!

At 11:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GO STYX! Get the W today ladies!!!


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