Alone At The Top!
With 17 games under their belts, a 12-5 record, and without so much as playing a single game since July 3rd, the Mystics have somehow managed to move into sole possession of FIRST PLACE in the Eastern Conference. Really.
Thanks to a final minute come-from-behind win this afternoon by the Lynx over the formerly conference-leading Dream, the Mystics own a win percentage that's 0.00588235294 higher than the win percentage of Atlanta. So, for right now, the Mystics are not just merely, but most sincerely (as well as officially) the top team in the East. Cool.
Of course, with the second half of their WNBA season kicking off tomorrow (Thursday), the Mystics must continue to win in order to remain alone at the top. Tomorrow's lunchtime Kids Day contest at Madison Square Garden against the Liberty (noon on Live Access) will present the Mystics with the first of what, no doubt, will be many challenges to their Conference-leading status. All 6 teams in the Eastern Conference are still very much in contention for the playoffs, so every game from here on out will be critical to the Mystics' postseason fortunes. The BCs are very happy that the Mystics are in first place after 17 games, but we would be absolutely positively ecstatic if they're still in first place after 34 . . . that would be amazing.
So wear your lucky socks tomorrow or click your Ruby slippers -- do whatever it takes -- to help send some good luck to the Mystics up in the Big Apple.
Go Mystics! . . . Beat New York!