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Mystics Insider: June 27, 2010 - July 3, 2010

USA Basketball roster set for all-star game

The 11 players slated to represent USA Basketball against the WNBA all-stars on July 10 at Mohegan Sun Arena were announced Thursday. They are: Sue Bird, Seattle Storm Swin Cash, Seattle Storm Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever Tina Charles, Connecticut Sun...

By Katie Carrera  |  July 2, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: All Star game  
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Road roundup: Mystics 107, Mercury 104

The Mystics posted a new franchise-record high in points Thursday night to extend their current hot streak. Washington has won seven of its past eight games and sits at 11-5, tantalizingly close to first place in the log-jammed Eastern Conference....

By Katie Carrera  |  July 2, 2010; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: Phoenix Mercury, Tulsa Shock  
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Mystics 68, Indiana 65

It probably isn't a stretch to say a season ago, a game like the one the Mystics played Tuesday night might have gotten away from them. After Indiana mounted a late comeback attempt on a 10-2 run punctuated by a...

By Kate Carrera  |  June 29, 2010; 11:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: Indiana Fever  
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WNBA announces fan favorites for all-star game

The WNBA released the names of the 10 players who received the most fan votes and will appear in the league's all-star game on July 10 at Mohegan Sun Arena, which will pit WNBA all-stars against the USA Basketball women's...

By Katie Carrera  |  June 29, 2010; 7:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: 2010 wnba all-star game, WNBA all-star game, wnba all-star rosters, wnba all-star voting, wnba vs usa basketball: the starts at the sun, wnba vs. usa basketball  
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Mystics vs. Fever: 'A real test for where we are as a team'

It was uncanny how soon after the Mystics defeated defending WNBA champion Phoenix on Sunday that the players' thoughts turned to the Indiana Fever. Questions about the Mercury transformed into discussions comparing the two opposing styles. Suggestions of momentum became...

By Katie Carrera  |  June 29, 2010; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags: Indiana Fever  
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Langhorne named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

After scoring 83 points in the Washington Mystics' past three games -- 27 against Los Angeles, 25 against Chicago and 31 against Phoenix -- Crystal Langhorne has been named the WNBA's Eastern Conference Player of the week. Seattle's Lauren Jackson...

By Katie Carrera  |  June 28, 2010; 3:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags: Crystal Langhorne  
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Mystics 95, Mercury 85

In the Mystics' locker room Sunday evening, Crystal Langhorne was asked if she was surprised that the defending WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury chose to not double-team her. After all, Langhorne has grown accustomed to facing double- and triple-team defensive efforts...

By Katie Carrera  |  June 27, 2010; 8:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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