The return of Matee Ajavon was a welcome sight for the Washington Mystics, who played host to the Tulsa Shock on Saturday night at Verizon Center. By the end of the first half, Ajavon had 15 points. Unfortunately, the Mystics also had 15 turnovers.
For the first few minutes of the 2012 season, the Washington Mystics looked a lot like the brand new team that general manager and coach Trudi Lacey assembled in the offseason — tougher and more experienced — scoring the first six points against the Chicago Sky at Verizon Center.
The Washington Mystics' four returning players are ready to stop talking, and thinking, about last season.
In the final tuneup before the WNBA season opener on Saturday, the Washington Mystics defeated the Connecticut Sun 83-64 on Monday night at Verizon Center.
Chicago Sky center Sylvia Fowles was selected the WNBA's defensive player of the year for the first time on Thursday.
Epiphanny Prince had 18 points and Sylvia Fowles scored 14 — all in the second half — and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Chicago Sky to an 80-67 victory over the Washington Mystics on Friday night.
One loss for the Washington Mystics this weekend was excruciating. The second was never in doubt.
Baylor phenom Brittney Griner and Chicago Sky rookie Courtney Vandersloot have been added to the U.S. women's basketball national pool.
The Washington Mystics are set to begin the second half of their season, but even though they are 3-11, a playoff push still is still possible.