Game Preview: Mystics vs. Atlanta 6/19

Washington Mystics (3-0) vs. Atlanta (2-2)
Game # 4
June 19, 2009
7:30 P.M.
Phillips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA DREAM

Series Notes:
On June 7, the Mystics defeated the Dream 77-71 at Verizon Center. Alana Beard led the Mystics with 27 points. After falling behind early, the Mystics used a 30-8 run to pull away from the Dream. Tonight marks the second of four regular season matchups between the two teams. The Mystics own a 4-0 all-time record against the Dream.

Series History:

WASHINGTON MYSTICS ATLANTA DREAM
MOST POINTS 81 @ ATL 6/25/08 75 @ ATL 6/25/08
FEWEST POINTS 72 @ WAS 6/20/08 61 @ WAS 6/20/08
LARGEST VICTORY 77-71 @ WAS 6/7/09 (twice) -----
LAST WIN AT HOME 77-71 @ WAS 6/7/09 -----
LAST WIN ON ROAD 81-75 6/25/08 -----

Dream Catchers:
The Mystics own a 4-0 all-time record against the Atlanta Dream. The Mystics defeated the Dream 77-71 at Verizon Center on June 7th, 2008. Tonight marks the second of four matchups between the two teams.

Grand Larceny:
The Mystics are first in the WNBA in steals per game averaging 11.33 per contest. In their last meeting against Atlanta, the team recorded 17 steals, 14 by the starters. Thru three games this season, Alana Beard ranks second in the WNBA in steals averaging 2.67 thefts per game.

Bringing It Off The Bench:
In their last two games, the Washington Mystics reserves are averaging 35 points per game. Rookie Marissa Coleman leads the unit in scoring with 12.7 points per contest. Reserve forward Crystal Langhorne leads the team in rebounding at 7.7 per contest, the sixth highest average in the WNBA. Against the Dream on 6/7, the Mystics benched poured in 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Live Action:
The Washington Mystics will webcast over 30 of its games live on www.washingtonmystics.com using WNBA LiveAccess. All of the Mystics contests on WNBA LiveAccess will then be archived for on-demand viewing. Blackout will apply for games to be televised nationally. Mystics LiveAccess webcasts are sponsored by Geico.

Hoops N Heels:
The Washington Mystics organization recently launched its micro site http://www.hoopsnheels.com. The social-based site focuses on womenís issues and initiatives. Itís a great source to learn about the Mystics upcoming community events and other off-the-court Mystics news.