Five. Five consecutive losses.
The Washington Mystics don’t seem to have nothing left as they fell to the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, 68-48. This is another game for the Mystics where poor shooting and just a dominant opponent was their demise.
Overall, Washington finished shooting 29.5 percent and a three-point percentage of 21.1 percent. In other words, anything that fell for the Mystics was probably the universe feeling sorry for them. At least that’s what it has seemed like on Tuesday and previous losses.
As for scoring, Myisha Hines-Allen led the Mystics with only 12 points and six rebounds, followed by Tianna Hawkins and Emma Meesseman with 10 points a piece. Hawkins also added six rebounds, three assists and two steals, while Meesseman added six boards of her own. Hawkins even hit this beautiful three-pointer at the end of the third quarter.
For the Lynx, Sylvia Fowles and Napheesa Collier dominated the rebounding game combining for 25 of Minnesota’s 42 total rebounds. Fowles finished with 16 points and 13 boards and Collier added eight points and 12 rebounds.
The defense of Minnesota came through somewhat in the entire game except for the third quarter where the Mystics held the Lynx to just four points getting their deficit down to just eight, 52-44. The Lynx had other plans though as they held Washington to only four points in the final quarter to seal their victory.
There’s not really much to say on Washington’s efforts in this last five losses except they should begin to worry a repeat will not happen as well as possibly not making the playoffs. Seeing how the Mystics have struggled throughout this season after starting 3-0, there’s no doubt the rest of this season will be a hardship.
Washington will continue to have little rest as they take on the Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET. The game will be aired on ESPN as well as Monumental Sports Network.