Apparently, the Mystics and the Mercury decided there was no reason to wait until Sunday to put on a pyrotechnic display. Nope, last night in Phoenix, the two teams scored a combined 211 points . . . in regulation! And we awoke to the good news that it was Washington that got the majority of those 211 points . . . and the road win, 107-104.
For founding fans like us, just typing that score is pretty unbelievable. For the Mystics, 107 is (as best we can tell) a new franchise record in points. In fact, the last time (and, according to the BCs' statistical research department, the only other time) the Mystics hit triple digits was on June 20, 2007 . . . also in Phoenix. And the Mercury came out on the short end of that game as well, with 101. It's difficult to imagine a team scoring more than 100 points -- and losing! (However, last night was actually the second time the Mercury have done it this season.)
Thank goodness for the WNBA's Live Access archive, as last night's match is one we'll just have to go back and watch. And many thanks as well to our late-night readers who not only watched live but who also took the time to share their comments about the game on our post below.
With last night's win, the Mystics are now 11-5, their best start to a season since 2002. They have a chance to improve on that record when they take on the Tulsa Shock in Oklahoma on Saturday at 8 pm ET . . . which, fortunately, is not too late, so we'll be watching!
Go Mystics! Beat the Shock!