Game Preview: Mystics vs. Detroit 6/10
Game # 3
June 10, 2009
Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, Michigan
Last Time Out:
Mystics vs. Dream – June 7, 2009 (W 77-71)
Last season the Shock swept the season series with the Mystics 4-0. In defeat, Monique Currie paced the Mystics, averaging 13 points per game. Deanna Nolan led the Shock in scoring at 15.5 points per contest. The Shock leads the all-time series 25-15.
|WASHINGTON MYSTICS||DETROIT SHOCK|
|MOST POINTS||96 @ WAS 8/4/00||99 @ WAS 7/18/08|
|FEWEST POINTS||52 @ WAS 7/11/01||53 @ WAS 7/11/98|
|LARGEST VICTORY||25 @ WAS 6/19/00||37 (x2) @ WAS 7/18/08*|
|LAST WIN AT HOME||65-64 6/29/07||78-66 9/11/08|
|LAST WIN ON ROAD||69-55 6/24/05||84-69 9/6/08|
Led by rookie head coach Julie Plank, the Mystics are off to a 2-0 start for the first time in franchise history.
The Mystics are tied for first in the WNBA in steals per game averaging 11 per contest. Against Atlanta, the team recorded 17 steals, 14 by the starters. Thru two games this season, Alana Beard ranks second in the WNBA in steals averaging 3.5 thefts per game.
First-year Mystic Lindsey Harding has provided the team with a steady option at point guard. Thru two games, Harding has dished out 14 assists and turned the ball over just four times. Harding is also averaging 36.2 minutes per contest. To date, Harding has played more minutes (72) than any WNBA player.