Postgame Notes: Mystics - Fever
After today’s 65-52 loss to the Indiana Fever (7-8), the Washington Mystics currently post a record of (8-9) which is good for third in the East.
This is Washington’s second straight loss to the Indiana Fever who beat the Mystics in the first game of the back-to-back, 77-70, on Friday, July 19th.
The teams’ first matchup of the season between these two teams came on June 16th at Verizon Center where the Mystics won 64-60. Mystics currently trails the series 2-1 and will have the chance to tie it on September 10th in Indiana when the teams will face off for the fourth and final time in the regular season.
Both teams got off to an ugly offensive start, going a combine 0-for-10 from the field. The Mystics got on the board first with a basket from center Michelle Snow. The Fever went on to start 0-for-12 from the field and were held without a point for the first 5:55 in the game.
Leading the way for the Mystics in the second game of the back-to-back was guard Monique Currie who had 15 points on (7-of-11) shooting
Center Kia Vaughn and guard Nadirah McKenith each added eight points.
Washington allowed their second fewest points in a quarter this season holding Indiana to eight points at the end of the first, but their offense was unable to capitalize.
The Mystics’ three game home winning streak is snapped and they fall to 5-3 at Verizon Center.
Rookie guard Tierra Ruffin-Pratt faced two of her former teammates from the University of North Carolina — forwards Erlana Larkins and Jessica Breland.
The Mystics will next face the Seattle Storm on July 24 for camp day at Verizon Center. Tip off is at 11:30.