More of the Same
Tonight in New Jersey, the Mystics
clawed their way back from a 13-point (24-11) first quarter deficit to take the lead by one point over the New York Liberty
with 25 seconds left in the game. But once again, the Mystics could not finish, losing 69-66
. Another big night for Crystal Langhorne
(25 points), without a win. (Poor Lang.)
The loss drops Washington's record to 5-17, which means the best the Mystics can do this season is finish at .500, but that would require them to win all of their remaining 12 games.
Almost as painful as watching tonight's game on Live Access was listening to the New York announcers. Two hours of our lives we can never get back. (We kept hoping The Big White Whale would surface and put Kym Hampton and Tara Petrolino out of
our their misery. No such luck.)
The Mystics return home on Thursday to host the league-leading Minnesota Lynx (who were on the short-end of a 108-79 blow-out in Connecticut tonight) at 7 PM in the Phone Booth. This will be the only opportunity for Mystics fans to see rookie Maya Moore play in person this season. That should make the game more interesting.