Mechelle Voepel espnW.com
After the Washington Mystics' 103-91 victory over the Las Vegas Aces for a 2-0 semifinal series lead, Emma Meesseman said that her team is staying very calm. “The first thing coach said was, ‘It's not over yet,' ” Meesseman said of Mike Thibault's message to the Mystics in the locker room Thursday. “It's 2-0, but now we're going to their home, so it's up to us to get some rest and stay focused. I'm pretty sure we're all down to Earth; it's just our character.” Certainly, Meesseman is down to Earth. She shrugged off her fantastic performance the last two games as just, “Making open shots.” She's done a lot more than that. She's created her shots, too, and been effective at both ends of the court. For the Mystics' two playoff games so far, she's a combined 23 of 37 from the field (7 of 11 from 3-point range) and 4 of 4 from the line for 57 points. She's had a combined 16 rebounds and seven assists.