WASHINGTON, DC (August 2, 2022)—The Mystics (20-12) snapped Las Vegas’ four-game winning streak Tuesday evening as Washington held the Aces (22-9) to their second-lowest point total of the year in an 83-73 defeat.
First Quarter (Las Vegas 21, Washington 15)
Washington led 11-8 with 5:10 on the clock, but Las Vegas scored 11 straight to go up 19-11. A’ja Wilson made her first four shots of the game, and scored Las Vegas’ first 6 points. Kelsey Plum extended her streak of consecutive games with at least one made three pointer to 38.
Second Quarter (Las Vegas 41, Washington 39)
The Aces extended their lead to seven early in the second, but Washington went on an 11-1 run to go up three, 32-29. Three-pointers by Jackie Young and Kelsey Plum put the Aces back on top. Chelsea Gray led all scorers with 8 in the period. The Mystics made 58.8 percent of their shots in the quarter.
Third Quarter (Washington 65, Las Vegas 59)
A 9-2 run midway through the period gave Washington the lead, 54-48. Las Vegas retook the lead with an 8-0 run, but the Mystics closed out the quarter with an 8-0 run of their own. Washington made 55.6 percent of its shots from the field while Las Vegas only made 33.3 percent of theirs.
Fourth Quarter (Washington 83, Las Vegas 73)
Las Vegas tied the score on two occasions—the last coming with 6:24 remaining at 68-68. The Mystics scored 13 straight points to effectively put the game out of reach. Washington forced the Aces into 4 turnovers in the period, which they flipped into 7 points.
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The Mystics made 45,6 percent of their field goal attempts, while Las Vegas made 40.6 percent.
Washington had 25 assists on their 31 made field goals, while the Aces had 14 dimes on 26 makes.
The Mystics out-rebounded Las Vegas 38-30.
Washington outscored Las Vegas 30-22 in the paint and 5-0 on fast break points.
Washington held Las Vegas to 73 points. That is the second lowest scoring output of the year for the Aces (71 vs. Minnesota on July 3).
The Mystics have held the Aces to 38.3 percent shooting from the field (June 25), 36.8 percent (July 3) and 40.6 percent (August 2).
Kelsey Plum extended her streak of consecutive games with at least one made three-pointer to 38, which is the longest active streak in the WNBA.
Kelsey Plum’s 3 three-pointers give her 97 on the year, extending her franchise single-season record. She now holds the WNBA record for most threes in a season by somebody not named Diana Taurasi. Taurasi holds the league record with 121 three-pointers in a season.
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A’ja Wilson scored in double figures for the 29th time this season and the 137th time in her career (22 points). It was also her 17th game with 20 or more points this year, and the 71st of her career. She added 12 rebounds for her league-leading 15th double-double of the season and 52nd of her career. Only Sylvia Fowles has more double-doubles than Wilson since 2018.
Jackie Young scored in double figures for the 26th time this season and the 65th time in her career (11 points).
Chelsea Gray scored in double figures for the 22nd time this season and the 159th time in her career (20 points). It was also her 3rd game of 20 or more points on the year, and the 32nd of her career.
The Aces remain on the road, traveling to Dallas for a Thursday, August 4 tilt against the Wings. Tip is slated for 5:00 pm PT on MyLVTV.