Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Mystics came into Madison Square Garden tonight hoping to get a much-need road win. But they also came in with a dismal 3-8 record away from home, and unfortunately they left with an even worse road record of 3-9. In the process of losing to being blown out by the Liberty 77-56, the Mystics showed why they are the lowest scoring team in the league, the team with the lowest free-throw percentage, and the team with the most turnovers . . . in High-Def.

In the first half alone, the Mystics committed 12 turnovers, finishing the night with 22. In the first three quarters, the Mystics allowed New York to go on runs of 15-5, 12-6, and 15-1. The Mystics started the 4th quarter down by 17, and the final 10 minutes were pretty much a romp by the Liberty bench. To say that watching this game on TV wasn't much fun would be an understatement. There's a great deal more (none of it good) that could be said about how the Mystics played this evening, but it's late, so we're calling it a night.

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Friday morning update . . . The Mystics return to the Phone Booth at 7 PM tonight where they will face the Eastern Conference-leading Detroit Shock (to whom they lost a week ago in Detroit, 79-66). If you've missed it, you can read a very special pre-game analysis of tonight's matchup by our very special guest analysts in the post immediately below.


At 11:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I'm glad I didn't forego my birthday/anniversary celebration to stay home and watch this.

Unbelievable. Actually, wait, it ISN'T unbelievable at this point. It's pretty predictable and it's sad.

WTF? I feel like there's an Eeyore cloud traveling along above this team, too. Poor point guard play. Poor leadership - exceptt from Taj. Poor motivation. Poor coaching.

I don't even know what to say.

At 12:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tree is lost.

Linda must go.

How long, Ted, how long?

At 6:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think at the break they need to let both Linda and Tree go! This game was almost as bad as the first half of the Indiana game when alot of us wanted to walk out. I will not continue to support a team that looks like they can't be bothered to show up for a game!

At 8:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a life-long DC resident, I'm used to rooting for lousy or mediocre DC teams, but the players have to look like they at least care! Taj may be on the old side but at least she works hard and tries to get her team involved. But as for the rest (including AB--sorry, but it's true)--wow. Just wow.

At 9:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing that REALLY gets me is that there was a point where the Liberty's bench players outscored and totally outplayed our starters. The Mystics did not look like a team fighting for its playoff life last night. I can take losing to a team that's better than us. But, I cannot tolerate apathy. Not a good start to my vacation, at all.

At 2:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Delisha Milton Jones of all people said it best...
"This team will break your heart"

(Again and again and again and....)

At 3:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

More Mystics Misery and Malaise! Inconsistency in all areas! Hopefully the break will break some Mystic bad habits! The Liberty bench players made us look like a high school team! The Basketcases are the best thing about the season and I can enjoy them for free! Ok, I have ranted. Now, the good thing-there's always a new game!

At 4:35 PM, Blogger Rebecca said...

I felt really bad for you guys- Rollins has really let this team go to hell in a handbasket. And Hargrove is no prize either, though we still like her for handing us Tari Phillips.

But yeah. Y'all need a housecleaning, and possibly a demolition. Sheila and the other owners need to get their shit together, because you guys deserve better than this.

At 10:47 PM, Blogger Patrick said...

You may have been shocked tonight, but there is a storm moving in on the nations capitol this weekend. Better find yourself a bumbershoot.


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