After Dropping Game 2, Season On The Line For Mystics

 

By Jasmine Brown

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The Mystics put it all out on the floor Sunday night in Key Arena for Game 2, but it was not enough to tie the series. The Mystics ultimately didn’t win the game, but they sure did look a lot more better than they did in the first game.

In Game 1, Elena Delle Donne did not look like her usual self. She looked even more uncomfortable than the rest of the semifinals against Atlanta. She scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds, but it was clear that she was in pain the entire game. Veteran Kristi Toliver also did not have great production. As one of the league’s best three-point shooters, she was not looking like herself either. The only bright spot was rookie Ariel Atkins. She scored 23 points and kept the Mystics from getting a really, really bad blowout. Other than her, they looked lost, frazzled, and fatigued. However, on Sunday they looked completely different.

The Mystics shot better and points were spread around amongst the players. However, the craziest stat is that the Mystics went 0-for-16 from three and still only lost by two points. For a game that was decided by two points, the Mystics not making any three point attempts certainly didn’t help their cause.

The Mystics have to win Game 3 or else they are going home in their first-ever Finals appearance. They have to shoot much better behind the arc and also attack the paint if they want to stretch this series and not end up getting swept. Game 3 will be on Wednesday at the Eaglebank Arena in Fairfax, VA.