WNBA 2017: Leaky roof doesn’t stop Mystics from sweeping Fever

Aug. 12, 2017, Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.  – For more than an hour between the first and second half, the seven thousand-plus fans were dancing to the music from the intercom, while officials and coaches were staring at a leaking ceiling, pondering whether the roof could be fixed and game could continue.  Even the players from both teams joined in on the court, challenging each other with their own version of the dance.

After the leak was temporarily fixed, the Mystics (16-10) continued their winning formula, sweeping the Indiana Fever (9-19), 100-80. Washington exhibited efficient offense (58 percent of field goals and 10 of 17 in 3-point attempts) while dominating the board (+10 in rebounds).  The Mystics led for the entire game, by as many as 18 points in the first half and 26 in the second.

Mystics center Krystal Thomas was the standout in the game with a double-double of 14 rebounds and 20 points in just 24 minutes of play.  Six of her seven field goals were layups.  In five of those, she received assists from Emma Meesseman and Kristi Toliver.

Candice Dupree scored 26 points for the Fever.

Photos: Washington Mystics 100, Indiana Fever 80
all photos by Kwai Chan / Meniscus Magazine