- Nov 28, 2016
Hmmm. Nationals come from behind spank the Dodgers in OT to take a 5 game series 3-2. An omen for the Mystics?
Great first hand report, thanks.Just back from the game... the Sun played with incredible intensity to open the game. They maintained it pretty well with the exception of that run the Mystics to open the 2nd half. Many Sun teams of the past would have wilted in the moment, but these guys finished strong against a scary-good Mystics team.
I haven't studied the box score, but my impression fresh from the Arena is that the starters worked great together and the attack was very balenced. They were more agressive to the hoop than they have been in a long time and actually drew a bunch of fouls. JJ played so physically strong tonight. Shows you there's still up side in her game. Special kudos to rookie Natisha Hiedeman who came in for Jas and gave the Sun a good pop.
Best crowd of the season. Not quite a sell out, but the crowd was really into it the whole way... loud and proud! Hope it came through on TV, 'cause there was TONS of energy in that building.
The Sun provide a number of opportunities for season ticket members to get a little closer to the team. With this group together for so long, I feel a real attachment to them as individuals. No matter what happens next, I'm very proud of them all. Good people.
I like both teams too, but the mystics a little bit more. I really liked the Sun's play in the Sparks series. The Mystics play some beautiful offense when Meeseman and EDD are firing, the last game the Mystics offense was a bit more one-on-one and not as nice. I really like Cloud.I really do not have a favorite. I like both teams, both coaches and their stories. I just want a close high quality game and I will be happy.
Alyssa Thomas having an all world game. It could have gone south after picking up 2 soft fouls. Meesseman the main weapon on DC 64-62 after 3. Down to the wire.1 point Sun lead at the half. Bad calls both way but overall it has been a good game so far. Really impressed with Alyssa Thomas....it's quite remarkable how she has literally zero range on her shot yet is such an impact player in a ton of different areas. Lots of similarities between her and Gabby Williams when Gabby was at UCONN in their ability to impact a game without shooting.
I agree. Not a Tolliver fan but everyone else on that team is good people. Especially happy for Mike T. He's been toiling a long time on the sidelines. CT played a tough series.Congrats to the Mystics--this game is essentially over. Difference was JJ picking up her 4th relatively early in the third which made her sit and Meesseman just used and abused both Jones and Tuck to get her team back into it. She's been incredible. Should be Finals MVP.