Friday, July 02, 2010

Mystics Win!

Apparently, the Mystics and the Mercury decided there was no reason to wait until Sunday to put on a pyrotechnic display. Nope, last night in Phoenix, the two teams scored a combined 211 points . . . in regulation! And we awoke to the good news that it was Washington that got the majority of those 211 points . . . and the road win, 107-104.

For founding fans like us, just typing that score is pretty unbelievable. For the Mystics, 107 is (as best we can tell) a new franchise record in points. In fact, the last time (and, according to the BCs' statistical research department, the only other time) the Mystics hit triple digits was on June 20, 2007 . . . also in Phoenix. And the Mercury came out on the short end of that game as well, with 101. It's difficult to imagine a team scoring more than 100 points -- and losing! (However, last night was actually the second time the Mercury have done it this season.)

Thank goodness for the WNBA's Live Access archive, as last night's match is one we'll just have to go back and watch. And many thanks as well to our late-night readers who not only watched live but who also took the time to share their comments about the game on our post below.

With last night's win, the Mystics are now 11-5, their best start to a season since 2002. They have a chance to improve on that record when they take on the Tulsa Shock in Oklahoma on Saturday at 8 pm ET . . . which, fortunately, is not too late, so we'll be watching!

Go Mystics! Beat the Shock!


At 7:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katie was so clutch and Mo was awesome in the 3rd quarter. Lang was her stellar self. Marissa hit some nice shots at the right time. Wow, I am impressed by this team. Gosh, if Mo and Katie (to go with Lang and Harding) are hitting, we will be tough to beat.

At 7:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I loved the all black!

At 10:40 AM, Anonymous Jill said...

from the box score, Mo scored 18 pts in 19 minutes because of foul trouble. imagine if she played 30 minutes... love this team!

At 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our Mystics and 107 points!!! I went WOW when I read the story this morning in the Post- and thanks Post for all the recent Mystics stories!!

Thanks BCs for the Live Access archives reminder! That's a game I'll have to check out!! Love the continued team effort!!

(And thanks for the t-shirt info!!)

At 12:33 PM, Anonymous SEction 104 said...

I'm glad the Post is covering the Mystics. A search for Mystics on the WTOP website has nothing on last night's game, and I haven't seen anything broadcast on WUSA today. There's a Mystics story under "Other Sports News" on WUSA's website - about the game two days ago.
I'll keep searching on media websites for coverage, so they undestand that there ARE people that would like to hear about the Mystics.

At 1:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been impressed that WAMU and WTOP have been giving Mystics updates in the morning. And I'm loving the Post coverage! Much better than what the poor Washington Freedom is getting.

At 3:01 PM, Blogger Elsa4Sound said...

What an awesome game! We started watching it live on LiveAccess and couldn't turn it off.

Katie was incredible. She really stepped it up, as did all of the Mystics.

Go Mystics!!

Hopefully when we go to the All Star game, there will be at least one Mystic to cheer on.

At 4:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crystal Langhorne better be there for you to cheer on!

At 4:38 PM, Anonymous Stewart said...

That's terrible they're being ignored by the local media. A GREAT story could be unfolding here and they deserve just as much coverage as the underacheiving Skins, Wizards and Nats get. They probably could show those teams a thing or two about on-court/field performance. We might have to bombard the media's Web sites to complain. I'm in! Who's with me?

At 9:08 PM, Anonymous Section 104 said...

Game viewing note: Live access is available from the WNBa webpage with the play by play. The link on the top of the WNBA home page isn't active (something to do with the earlier game on ESPN2)

And we're up at halftime!


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