WNBA 2015: Mystics lose 86-82 to Shock

June 19, 2015, Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. – As the saying goes, “Live by the sword, die by the sword.” For whatever reason, believing that they are a three-point shooting team, the Washington Mystics (3-2) attempted about 30 percent of their field goals from beyond the perimeter, making just four of 20 three-pointers in the game. Meanwhile, the Tulsa Shock (5-1) managed to make eight of 20. The difference of 12 points alone would explain the eventual outcome of the game.

Nevertheless, even though the Mystics were behind by 10 at the 1:44 minute mark in the third Quarter, they managed to make up the difference in less than five minutes. With just 23 seconds to go in the game and behind by one point, (82-83), the Mystics had a chance to take the lead. But a missed 10-foot jump shoot sealed the loss.

On the bright side, Emma Meesseman of the Mystics continues to make her case as a candidate for the WNBA All-Star Game, with a double-double of 24 points and 10 rebounds.


Photos: Tulsa Shock 86, Washington Mystics 82
all photos by Kwai Chan / Meniscus Magazine