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Mystics Insider: June 22, 2008 - June 28, 2008

Breaking Down the Mystics' Win

Forward Monique Currie walks washingtonpost.com's Margaret McElligott through the Mystics' exciting overtime victory. If you have trouble updating your Adobe or can't see the audio player, you can listen to it here....

By Margaret McElligott  |  June 27, 2008; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mystics Stun L.A. Sparks at Home, 77-74 (OT)

It was totally worth staying up past my bedtime. In a huge win over one of the top teams in the WNBA, the Mystics closed a 7-point deficit in the final minute of the fourth quarter to force overtime. Then,...

By Margaret McElligott  |  June 27, 2008; 1:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Around the WNBA

Yesterday's ESPN rankings put the Mystics at 11th in the league, just above the Comets, Sky and Dream. The rankings came out before the loss to Phoenix, but since Phoenix is listed in the 10th slot, all we can do...

By Margaret McElligott  |  June 25, 2008; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Third Quarter Meltdown Sinks Mystics' Win Streak (VIDEO UPDATE)

Inside the Mystics Locker Room If you have trouble updating your Adobe or can't see the video player, you can watch it here. With Katie out on another assignment, intern Andrew Astleford filled in to do the game story. Here's...

By Melissa Rosenberg  |  June 25, 2008; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mystics-Mercury pregame

Nikki Blue said the team stressed stopping the up-tempo Mercury early in each possession: "They're a really tough team to prepare for," Blue said before the game. "They don't run set plays, it's all just run and gun. So we've...

By Melissa Rosenberg  |  June 24, 2008; 6:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mercury-Mystics Preview: White House Bump?

The Phoenix Mercury (4-7) were welcomed by President Bush to the White House's east garden yesterday to celebrate their 2007 WNBA championship. Will the reminder of past glory give them an advantage heading into tonight's game against the Mystics (5-7)?...

By Margaret McElligott  |  June 24, 2008; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Jacobs Waived (updated)

The Mystics waived point guard and off season pickup Amber Jacobs after practice today. Brought in to help fill the void left by Nikki Teasley, Jacobs failed to assert herself as a ready starter in training camp and again when...

By Katie Carrera  |  June 23, 2008; 8:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Around the WNBA

Candace Parker becomes the second player in the WNBA to dunk in a game, helping to give the Sparks an edge over the Fever Sunday, 77-63. Check out the video; she looks pretty darn relaxed on her way to the...

By Margaret McElligott  |  June 23, 2008; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Former No. 1 Pick Turned Journeyman Is on the Move Again

From the Associated Press: The Minnesota Lynx acquired former No. 1 overall draft pick LaToya Thomas from the Detroit Shock on Sunday in exchange for Shay Murphy, giving the Lynx three former top picks on their roster. Thomas was the...

By Melissa Rosenberg  |  June 22, 2008; 6:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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