Carolina on My Mind. Two former North Carolina college rivals, Alana Beard (Duke) and Nikki Teasley (UNC), now Mystics teammates, lit it up tonight, each scoring 26 points to lead the Mystics to another trouncing of the New York Liberty at the Phone Booth, 88-70. In the BasketCases' opinion, the score wouldn't even have been that close but for some really questionable calls by the refs, including a T on Latasha Byears (who seems to have a foul called on her just for showing up to play). The officiating finally got to Richie Adubato as well, as the refs Teed him up too for complaining. But at the end of the night, the Mystics were a perfect 6 and 0 at home. That's the good news.
The bad news is that DeLisha Milton-Jones went down during the first half, and remained on the floor for quite some time in obvious pain. She was finally taken to the locker room. It's never a good sign when an usher comes for a player's husband, or when the player doesn't return to the bench for the remainder of the game. As of this writing, the BasketCases don't know DeLisha's condition. Obviously, we hope that the injury was minor and that DeLisha is back in action on Wednesday when the Mystics take on the Liberty at the Garden.