Mystics top Aces 94-90, reach WNBA Finals; LeBron courtside
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Washington Mystics are heading back to the WNBA Finals, and this time they believe they have the depth and versatility to win it all.
Meesseman ties career high, Mystics beat Aces, take 2-0 lead
WASHINGTON (AP) — So far this postseason, Emma Meesseman is outshining everyone. Even the newly minted league MVP.
Meesseman tied a career high with 30 points in her second consecutive...
Delle Donne scores 28, Mystics hold on to beat Wings 91-85
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 29 points, Emma Meesseman added 19 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four blocks, and the Washington Mystics beat the Dallas Wings 91-85 on...
Mystics make 11 3-pointers in win over Sparks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aerial Powers scored 20 points, Elena Delle Donne added 14 and the first-place Washington Mystics beat the Los Angeles Sparks 95-66 on Tuesday night for their eighth straight...
Mystics use late run to beat Lynx 86-79, clinch playoff spot
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ariel Atkins scored 18 points, Emma Meesseman added 17 points and the Washington Mystics clinched a playoff berth with an 86-79 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday...
Delle Donne scores 22 points, Mystics beat Fever 91-78
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 22 points and eight rebounds, Kristi Toliver added a career-high 11 assists and the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 91-78 on Thursday...
Washington tops Vegas in earthquake-delayed game, 99-70
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It took two arenas, four weeks, four referees and one earthquake before the Washington Mystics finally could take down the Las Vegas Aces.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 15 of her season-high 33 points in the third quarter, and the Washington Mystics beat the Phoenix Mercury 99-93 on Tuesday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A'ja Wilson and Sydney Colson each scored 17 points and the Las Vegas Aces handed the Washington Mystics their third straight loss, 85-81 on Saturday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tianna Hawkins and Aerial Powers combined for 39 points off the bench and the Washington Mystics cruised to an 86-62 win over the winless Dallas Wings on Sunday.
Cloud has career night in Mystics’ 94-85 win over Liberty
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — After losing in the WNBA Finals last year, Washington coach Mike Thibault tried to get a more balanced offense to complement Elena Delle Donne.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas scored 23 points, Jonquel Jones had 10 points and 14 rebounds and the Connecticut Sun beat the short-handed Washington Mystics 84-69 on Saturday night in the...
A look at the second round of the WNBA playoffs
NEW YORK (AP) — A look at the second round of the WNBA playoffs.
No. 3 Washington (22-12) vs. No. 6 Los Angeles (19-15)
Cloud hits winner at buzzer, Mystics top Sparks 69-67
WASHINGTON (AP) — Natasha Cloud made a fade-away jumper just before the buzzer to give the Washington Mystics a 69-67 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night for their eighth straight victory.
Washington (22-11) is in a second-place tie with Atlanta, which lost to the Phoenix Mercury 104-95. The Dream play at Las Vegas on Sunday, and the Mystics face Minnesota. The top-two seeds receive a double-bye.
Mystics beat Storm 100-77 for 5th straight victory
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 30 points, LaToya Sanders had 17 points and 10 rebounds and the Washington Mystics beat the league-leading Seattle Storm 100-77 on Thursday for their fifth straight victory.
Washington never trailed and led by as many as 27 points.
Despite the loss, Seattle clinched one of the top two seeds in the playoffs when Atlanta beat Los Angeles later Thursday. The Storm have a bye to the semifinals.
Toliver’s late jumper lifts Mystics over Wings, 76-74
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kristi Toliver hit a fade-away jumper with 1.4 seconds left to lift the Washington Mystics to a 76-74 win over the Dallas Wings on Sunday.
Toliver led Washington (16-11) with 16 points, including eight in the final two minutes. LaToya Sanders added 15 points and Natasha Cloud scored 13. Elena Delle Donne, who came in fourth in the WNBA in scoring at 20.9 per game, finished with just five points on 2-of-9 shooting.
ATLANTA (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 28 points and 16 rebounds to help the Washington Mystics snap the Atlanta Dreams' franchise-record eight-game winning streak with an 86-71 victory on Tuesday night.
It was Atlanta's first loss since falling to Seattle 95-86 on July 6.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 24 points and Jessica Breland added a season-high 23 points and 10 rebounds to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Washington Mystics 106-89 on Wednesday.
Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes scored 21 points apiece, finishing a combined 9 of 13 from 3-point range for the Dream (10-9). Breland added a career-high seven assists and blocked three shots.
Natasha Cloud led the Mystics (12-8) with 17 points and Elena Delle Donne added 16 points and nine rebounds.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kristi Toliver scored 18 points to help the Washington Mystics beat the Los Angeles Sparks 83-74 on Saturday for coach Mike Thibault's 300th career regular season win.
Thibault is the first WNBA coach to reach that milestone. Sparks coach Brian Agler is second all-time with 264.
LaToya Sanders added 14 points and eight rebounds while Elena Delle Donne and Ariel Atkins scored 11 points apiece for the Mystics (12-6). Washington has won six of its last seven games.
Mystics pull away to beat Liberty 86-67
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 11 of her 21 points in the fourth quarter to help the Washington Mystics beat the New York Liberty 86-67 on Thursday night.
Natasha Cloud had 10 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds in the first double-double of her career. LaToya Sanders added 14 points and Kristi Toliver scored 11 for the Mystics (11-6).
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Maya Moore added 19 points and the Minnesota Lynx snapped a four-game losing streak with an 88-80 victory over the Washington Mystics on Thursday.
Minnesota closed on an 11-3 run. Rebekkah Brunson sank a wide open 3-pointer at the end of the shot clock for an 82-77 lead, and Moore made six straight free throws to seal it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kristi Toliver had 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and Washington' backups scored 58 points to help the Mystics overcome an 18-point deficit and beat the Minnesota Lynx 90-78 on Sunday.
Rookie Myisha Hines-Allen had season highs of 15 points and 13 rebounds, and fellow reserves Natasha Cloud and Ariel Atkins scored 14 points apiece for the Mystics (4-0). Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added nine points, on 4-of-4 shooting, in five minutes off the bench.
Delle Donne scores 23, Mystics top Aces 75-70
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Washington Mystics beat the Las Vegas Aces 75-70 on Tuesday night
Ariel Atkins' steal and fast-break layup gave Washington a 67-65 lead and Kristi Toliver made a baseline jumper on the Mystics' next possession. Delle Donne blocked a shot and made an up-and-under basket at the other end for a four-point lead.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kristi Toliver had 20 points, including four in the final 14 seconds, and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored a season-high 17 to help the short-handed Washington Mystics beat the Phoenix Mercury 85-80 on Sunday.
Emma Meesseman added 15 points, Tianna Hawkins scored 10 and Krystal Thomas had 16 rebounds for Washington (15-10). The Mystics were without Tayler Hill, Natasha Cloud and Elena Delle Donne, the 2015 WNBA MVP who averages a team-high 18.8 points per game.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Kristi Toliver tied a career high with 10 assists and the Washington Mystics beat the San Antonio Stars 85-76 Tuesday.
Toliver's 3-pointer with 3:06 remaining gave Washington a 76-59 lead, but the Mystics didn't score again until Natasha Cloud's two free throws with 43.8 seconds left. San Antonio went on an 11-0 run but didn't get closer than six points the rest of the way.
Mystics take 1st lead in OT, beat Dream 100-96
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kristi Toliver scored 29 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, and the Washington Mystics rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Dream 100-96 in overtime on Wednesday.
Hill, Mystics use big 2nd quarter to beat Sky 97-63
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Tayler Hill scored 10 of her 17 points in the decisive second quarter and the Washington Mystics cruised to a 97-63 win over the Chicago Sky on Sunday.
Kristi Tolliver scored all of her 16 points in the first half, Tianna Hawkins added 15 points and Natasha Cloud scored a season-high 12 points for Washington (8-5).
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds in her return to Chicago and the Washington Mystics beat the Sky 82-67 on Wednesday.
The 2015 MVP asked to be traded in the offseason after four seasons with the Sky. She opened the scoring with a turnaround jumper from the free throw line and finished 7 of 15 from the floor.
Stars (0-1)at Mystics (0-0)When, where: 2:30 p.m. today, Verizon Center, WashingtonRadio: KTKR-AM 760PROBABLE STARTERSStars: PG Sydney Colson (5-8, 4th year), SG Sequoia Holmes (6-1, 3rd), C Erika de Souza (6-5, 12th), PF Dearica Hamby (6-3, 3rd), SF Alex Montgomery (6-1, 7th)Mystics: PG Natasha Cloud (6-0, 3rd year), SG Kristi Toliver (5-7, 9th), C Emma Meesseman (6-4, 5th), PF Elena Delle Donne (6-5, 5th), SF Tianna Hawkins (6-3, 4th)RESERVESStars: C Isabelle Harrison (6-3, 2nd), F Monique...
Stewart, Bird lead Storm to key road win over Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) — Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird scored 17 points apiece and the Seattle Storm beat the Washington Mystics 81-76 on Friday night in a critical showdown between teams battling for the final playoff spot.
The Storm (14-17) won their third straight on the road to move into a tie for seventh place with Phoenix, 1 /2 games in front of the Mystics (12-18) in the chase for the final playoff spot.
Stars (5-19) atWash. Mystics (10-15)When, where: 6 p.m. today, Verizon CenterRadio, TV: KTKR-AM 760, ESPN3PROBABLE STARTERSStars: PG Moriah Jefferson (5-6, 1st year), SG Sydney Colson (5-8, 3rd), SF Monique Currie (6-0, 11th), PF Dearica Hamby (6-3, 2nd), C Jayne Appel Marinelli (6-4, 7th)Mystics: PG Ivory Latta (5-6, 10th), SG Natasha Cloud (6-0, 2nd), SF Tierra Ruffin-Pratt (5-10, 4th year), PF Emma Meeseman (6-4, 4th), C Kia Vaughn (6-4, 8th)RESERVESStars: C Kayla Alexander (6-4, 4th), F...
Stars win without leading scorer Kayla McBride
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Monique Currie scored nine of her season-high 20 points in the fourth quarter and San Antonio beat the Washington Mystics 77-70 on Wednesday night without the Stars' leading scorer Kayla McBride.
San Antonio announced prior to the game that McBride would miss the rest of the season with a right foot fracture. The Stars responded with three starters scoring 16-plus points.
Washington took a 64-63 lead after two Natasha Cloud free throws with 7:11...