For A Change, last night at the Phone Booth, the Mystics not only beat the Liberty . . . but won easily and by a pretty big margin, 91-81.
The BCs weren't there, but we saw most of the game on NBA TV. After spotting New York a 6-0 lead, the Mystics took over about 4 minutes into the first period on a Kelly Miller 3-pointer and never looked back. Technically, this wasn't a wire-to-wire win, but it was pretty darn close.
The Mystics were up by as many as 22 points in the third quarter. They were led by Matee Ajavon, who had a career-night . . . she scored an amazing 32 points and notched her 1,000th career point along the way! "Old Faithful" Crystal Langhorne added 20 points, and Lang tied with Nicky Anosike for game-high rebounding honors (9 each).
For the Mystics, after going 1-9 during the month of July, August is already looking a whole lot better. This was, undoubtedly, Washington's best performance this season. They are now 4-14.
Next up: the Mystics meet the Dream at home on Tuesday and then host the Liberty again on Friday . . . in other words, they play two of the four teams they've beaten this season.
P.S. We are curious about one thing. The Mystics' 1st round pick, Victoria Dunlap, didn't play at all in last night's romp. She didn't play in the two prior games, either. What's up with that?