Despite all of the injuries the Washington Mystics have this season, you would have not really known that with the level of play they showed on the court today against the Tulsa Shock. They controlled this game from start to finish and came up with a 83-63 victory, for their first home victory of the season.
Tulsa who has done absolutely nothing to talk about since moving from Detroit was led by Liz Cambage’s 15 points and Sheryl Swoopes added 11 points for the Shock , who fell to (1-8) on the season. Swoopes and Cambage could not get it done in the second half and duo combined to score only four points in the second half. Tulsa has lost three straight overall and 14 consecutive road games dating to last season.
The Mystics led 41-35 at halftime and then outscored the Shock 20-10 in the third quarter behind eight points from Crystal Langhorne.
“No one likes to lose, and we were having a tough time,” Langhorne said. “We really needed this win to get us going.”
For Washington, the victory today got them out of the cellar and put them one game ahead of Atlanta who also continues to struggle this season and has won just two games at 2-7
Washington will next face the Seattle Storm only July 3rd. The Storm are just 1.5 games out of first place in the Western Conference at 4-2.