The Washington Mystics got routed by the Seattle Storm last night, 80-51. It was the end of a five game road trip in which Washington didn’t win one single contest. Last night they shot a season worst 29%, scored under 10 points in two separate quarters. The Storm on the other hand, got a big win on a night in which they celebrated the career of the great Lauren Jackson.
Seattle’s back-to-back number one overall selections had a big impact on the game. Jewell Loyd scored 26 points while Breanna Stewart had 10 points, 7 rebounds, and 8 assists in the blowout win. The Mystics were led once again by Emma Meesseman, she finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
There’s not much else to discuss about last night’s contest outside of Washington’s extremely poor shooting. They were even on the glass with Seattle, but they did turn the ball over 13 times. Still, it just came down to not making shots.
The Mystics were third in the Eastern Conference when they left D.C. to embark on this road trip. Now, Washington is in fifth place in the East and ninth in the League Standings.
The Mystics have two games left before the Olympic break, but they’re against two of the league’s best teams. They face the East leading New York Liberty on Wednesday morning and the Los Angeles Sparks (off to the best start in league history) on Friday night.
Despite the five game slide, it’s not yet time to panic for Washington fans. If the team can win one of those games heading into the break it’d be great, if they could take down both the Liberty and the Sparks it would be heard around the league. It would also prove to Washington that the team seen on the road trip isn’t who they really are.