Postgame Notes: Mystics - Shock
Today’s 84-61 win over the Tulsa Shock gives Mystics coach Mike Thibault 211 career wins, which now ties him with WNBA record holder Van Chancellor.
It was an impressive defensive showing for Washington, who held Tulsa to 24% shooting.
In the first half the Mystics were unable to capitalize on the Shock’s shooting woes, but pulled away in the second half by opening up the third quarter on a 9-2 run.
There were 11 ties and 6 lead changes in the first half, but Washington pulled away in the second half, leading by as much as 27.
While neither team had a scorer in double figures in the first half, the Mystics eventually ended the game with four and with 10 different Mystics finding the basket.
Washington’s offense was led by point guard Ivory Latta’s 15-point performance. Tulsa did not have a double-digit scorer until mid way through the fourth quarter.
Both teams combined for 45 personal fouls and Washington ended the game going 21-for-27 from the line.
This was the Mystics’ largest win of the season. Their previous season high win-margin was also against the Shock in the season opener where Washington won by five in OT.
Tulsa rookie guard Skylar Diggins was exceptionally quiet, scoring only two points on 1-of-5 shooting.
Today’s win ends Washington’s 5-game losing streak. The Mystics next play on July 6th at home against the Seattle Storm.