Mystics lose 5 straight for the first time since 2016
Updated: Aug 19
The Washington Mystics lost their 5th straight game for the first time since 2016 earlier tonight. The Mystics started their 2020 run strong but have not been able to find any success in the last five games. A strong Lynx side presented significant challenges to the Mystics. The Lynx were patient and confident each decision they made, knowing when to drive to the basket and when to pass the ball around. However, the Mystics did not share this composure, they rushed the ball movement and looked disheveled, clearly missing some of their stalwarts such as Delle Donne and Charles.
The Mystics were unable to capitalize with the amazing players they did have and the Lynx held a strong lead at the half. Leading 45-24, a three pointer at the buzzer added insult to injury and the Lynx extended their lead over the Washington DC side to 48-24 heading into the third period.
The Lynx were creative, finding space and driving aggressively which resulted in 16 points from Center Sylvia Fowles of the Minnesota side. Center Myisha Hines-Allen of the Mystics led them with 12 points respectively, continuing to establish herself as one of the best on the team. Emma Meesseman and Tianna Hawkins each put up 10 points, but the team was unable to inspire much offensive prowess. Unfortunately, the Stics were unable to maintain their composure at times, resulting in a 20 point loss. The Mystics recorded their lowest scoring game since July of 2019 with 68 points. Following this match, the Mystics drop to 4-4 and the Lynx jump to 6-2. Aiming for a win, the Mystics will return to action on Thursday, August 13th vs the Los Angeles Sparks at 7:00pm EST.
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