Call Me Ishmael
Just because the WNBA scheduler ordered the Mystics to play a back-to-back this weekend didn't mean the BCs had to watch a back-to-back this weekend. So we didn't actually see the Mystics' play the Sun at the Casino last night. Instead, we opted to watch the second half of a
back-to-back new, made-for-TV movie version of Moby Dick starring William Hurt and Ethan Hawke (which we recorded on our DVR a week or so ago).
However, during several of those long stretches when Moby
was submerged, the BCs flipped open our iPad to the WNBA Center Court app, so we could check-in on how the two teams were doing. What we noticed was the same pattern that Mystics games have followed so many times throughout this season: Washington plays a tough, close game, only to falter down the stretch or in the final seconds. Last night, we'd say it was "down the stretch
In the end, the Mystics' road trip to the Reservation turned out to be as futile as Captain Ahab's
quest for the White Whale. No good came of either. (Hope we didn't spoil the end of Melville for anyone
.) Moby Dick
got the better of Ahab
and his crew (well, except for Ishmael
, who floated to safety on a coffin), while the Sun put another nail into the Mystics' coffin, as Washington lost, 82-75
. Their record now
stands at 5-16, and the Mystics maintain the dubious distinction of being one of only two teams (and the only one in the Eastern Conference) without a single back-to-back victory this season.
The Mystics' next game is against New York (in New Jersey) on Tuesday. For the record, this will be Washington's third game against the Liberty in 11 days . . . just another example of fakakta scheduling in the WNBA. We finished the movie, so we probably will watch this one.