LAS VEGAS (June 20, 2019)—The Washington Mystics showed that they still have the firepower that sent them to the WNBA Finals a year ago, snapping the Aces’ winning streak at two games with a 95-72 victory.
The Aces trailed by just three, 18-15, with 3:34 to go in the first quarter, but the Mystics scored 12 of the final 16 points in the period to lead 30-19.
Washington still led by 15, 54-39, early in the third quarter, but Las Vegas scored nine straight to make it a six point game.
That was as close as the Aces would get as the Mystics outscored Las Vegas 23-11 in the fourth quarter.
Washington shot 52.9 percent from the field, while Las Vegas made 39.1 of its shots. The Aces came into the game allowing a league-low 38.1 percent shooting from the field.
The Mystics made all 13 of their free throw attempts.
Washington went 10 for 20 from three-point range, while the Aces went 6 for 16.
Liz Cambage scored in double figures for the 39th straight game, which is the longest active streak in the WNBA (14 points).
Kayla McBride made a three-pointer for the 25th straight game which is the second longest active streak in the WNBA (Diana Taurasi).
Sugar Rodgers connected on a three-pointer for the 12th straight game, which is the third longest streak in the league.
The 30 points scored by the Mystics in the first quarter is the most that the Aces have allowed in a quarter since the team allowed 32 in the second quarter at Dallas on August 17, 2018.
A’ja Wilson scored a season-high 28 points. The last time she scored more than 28 points was at Dallas on August 17, 2018 when she netted 34.
Elena Delle Donne recorded her first double double of the season with 29 points and 11 rebounds.
Ariel Atkins scored 19 points and three rebounds. Atkins has scored 15 points or more in three of the last four games.
Washington had a season high eight blocks
Las Vegas remains at home this Saturday as the Aces host the Dallas Wings at 7:30 pm.