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Mystics Insider: June 1, 2008 - June 7, 2008

Mystics-Sun Preview: Q&A With Coach Thibault (Update)

The Mystics (2-5) face the Connecticut Sun (6-1) Sunday at 3 p.m. on the road. You can watch the game live online with the free WNBA Broadband Season Pass. Mystics Insider talked to Sun Head Coach Mike Thibault on Thursday...

By Margaret McElligott  |  June 7, 2008; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Silver Stars Beat Mystics, 63-52

I don't know what the fourth quarter looked like, but it sure sounded ugly. The Mystics scored just 6 points in the fourth and just 17 points in the entire second half. For a few minutes as the clock wound...

By Margaret McElligott  |  June 7, 2008; 1:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Gameday: Mystics at Silver Stars (Update)

Just heard that we will indeed get our first look at Crystal Smith as she'll be the Mystics starting point guard tonight against the Silver Stars. I'd wager a guess that this means the coaching staff still isn't completely confident...

By Katie Carrera  |  June 6, 2008; 7:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Mystics-Silver Stars Preview: Q&A With Coach Hughes

The Mystics face the San Antonio Silver Stars (2-3) tonight on the road. Mystics Insider talked to San Antonio Head Coach Dan Hughes about the contest. How are you preparing to play the Mystics? To be honest with you, the...

By Margaret McElligott  |  June 6, 2008; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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After Olympic Snub, Hammon Looks Elsewhere

As the stars of the WNBA wait to see who will get the last three spots on the U.S. Olympic team, one standout knows she won't be picked. The Silver Stars' Becky Hammon was left off the short list of...

By Margaret McElligott  |  June 5, 2008; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Around the WNBA

Sad news out of Chicago, rookie Sylvia Fowles will miss 4-6 weeks with the strained left knee she suffered in Tuesday night's loss to Los Angeles. This puts the brakes on what looked like a breakout rookie season; she was...

By Melissa Rosenberg  |  June 5, 2008; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Surprise, Surprise: A look at the 2008 season so far

It's been a wacky first few weeks in the WNBA: up is down, down is up; teams that were supposed to be in-flux are surprisingly stable; a 10-win team from last year is the only squad with an unblemished record...

By Melissa Rosenberg  |  June 4, 2008; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Mystics Lose to Mercury on the Road, 98-93

Washington lost to the WNBA's defending champions in a high-scoring game characterized by lots of running, sharp-shooting and missed free throws. Alana Beard scored 33 points, a personal high that will surely impress the Olympic team selection committee, but the...

By Margaret McElligott  |  June 4, 2008; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Gameday: Mystics @ Mercury

Starting Line Ups: Mystics G- Alana Beard G- Amber Jacobs F- Taj McWilliams-Franklin F- Monique Currie C- Nakia Sanford Mercury G- Diana Taurasi G- Cappie Pondexter G- Kelly Miller F- Le'coe Willingham F/C- Tangela Smith...

By Melissa Rosenberg  |  June 3, 2008; 9:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Smith to Join Team Wednesday

Point guard Crystal Smith, who the Mystics picked up off waivers on May 21, is expected to join the team in practice Wednesday in Phoenix during this week's three-game road trip. The 5-foot-6, 121 pound Smith, who was unable to...

By Katie Carrera  |  June 3, 2008; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mystics-Mercury Preview: Q&A With Coach Gaines

Coming off a tough loss to the L.A. Sparks Saturday, the Mystics travel to Phoenix to face the defending champion Mercury tonight. Mystics Insider talked to Mercury Coach Corey Gaines, whose team is still looking for its first win of...

By Margaret McElligott  |  June 3, 2008; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Around the WNBA

Now that most of the U.S. Olympic team has been announced (still waiting on three open spots), the Hartford Courant's John Altavilla examines the impact the Olympic break will have on WNBA scheduling. When members of the U.S. team are...

By Margaret McElligott  |  June 2, 2008; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Leftovers: Mystics-Sparks

-- First half: Easily the ugliest stretch of basketball the Mystics have played thus far and that I've seen in a long time. The sputtering offense, lack of cohesion and inability to even run a play showed the true dual...

By Katie Carrera  |  June 1, 2008; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sparks Drop Mystics, 70-59

After an amazing third quarter that pulled the Mystics back into the game, and a putback by Nakia Sanford that gave the Mystics the lead in the fourth quarter, Washington falls to a dominating L.A. team, 70-59. Read the game...

By Margaret McElligott  |  June 1, 2008; 2:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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