Sunday, August 07, 2011

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?


At 1:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been blaming Trudi for losses all season, so I have to give her props for steady improvement and finally getting the win. They looked great last night. What a treat to see frustration on the faces of the other team for a change.

At 1:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, great win. We still need more from others. Lang and Matee can't cary the load. But happy for the win. Mattee was simply on fire last night. And Lang..."Old Faithful" was just that once again. With Walker playing well, Dunlap will never see any minutes I don't think. The games are too close. And without Lang in, you lose your only consistent scorer.

At 1:19 PM, Anonymous Stewart said...

Would you call Ajavon's game a "Matee-nee Performance?"

At 4:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome team effort last night, everyone contributed something!! Matee was HOT!! As soon as Matee and Cappie faced off, I knew it was going to be quite a night. Even with a big lead though, we were not celebrating until after the final buzzer!!! :)

Special shout out to Street Smarts with Matee-her video interviews with fans on the street have been hilarious!! And last night's had us cracking up!! What a great personality!! Matee did it all last night!

At 5:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where can you see the Street Smarts with Matee? Since I haven't been able to go to any games this year, I've missed them. Anyone know?

At 4:15 AM, Anonymous Section 100 said...

Really a great game and a fun atmosphere in the Phone Booth when it was apparent we were going to win.

We play the Liberty again on Friday, again at home. I'll bet Cappie comes loaded for that one!

At 5:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, watch out for Cappie on Friday. She is the ultimate competitor.

At 12:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

(edited to correctd spelling)
Yeah, watch out for Mattee on Friday. She is the ultimate competitor.

At 2:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! Pretty funny. Yes, I wouldn't mind another great shooting day from Mattee on Friday. Better her than Cappie. :)


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