Latest Washington Mystics News

Delle Donne earns AP player of the year; Collier top rookie

Sep. 11, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elena Delle Donne put together a historic season in Washington and has been named the Associated Press WNBA player of the year. Delle Donne became the first WNBA player to shoot over 50% from the field (51.5, 40% from behind the 3-point line (43%) and 90% from the foul line (97.4%). Only...

Delle Donne sets record, Mystics beate Sky 100-86

Sep. 8, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points, making WNBA history along the way, and the regular-season champion Washington Mystics raced past the Chicago Sky 100-86 on Sunday. She became the first player in WNBA history to shoot over 50% from the field (220 of 427), 40% from 3-point range (52 of...

Washington spoils Ogunbowale's record game, secures top seed

Sep. 6, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emma Meesseman scored 23 of her 25 points in the first half and the Washington Mystics beat the Dallas Wings 86-73 on Friday night to spoil rookie Arike Ogunbowale's record-tying fourth straight game with 30-plus points. Washington (25-8) clinched the No. 1 seed in the playoffs after the...

Delle Donne, Mystics light up Liberty 93-77

Sep. 3, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 25 of her 30 points in the first half and the Washington Mystics cruised to a 93-77 win over the New York Liberty on Tuesday night. Ariel Atkins added 23 points for the Mystics (24-8), who have clinched a top-two seed for the playoffs and extended their...

Much at stake heading into final week of WNBA regular season

Sep. 3, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Playoff-bound teams usually would be able to potentially rest players before the postseason with a week left in the regular season. With nothing really wrapped up as far as playoff positioning, that won't be happening for most teams — not even current No. 1 seed Washington. The...

Delle Donne scores 28, Mystics hold on to beat Wings 91-85

Sep. 1, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

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 Saturday night. Washington remained in first place in the standings, set a franchise record winning its 23rd...

Mystics make 11 3-pointers in win over Sparks

Aug. 27, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

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 home win. Washington made six 3-pointers in the first quarter for a 33-22 lead and had nine at the break. The...

McCowan leads Fever over Storm 63-54

Aug. 25, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Teaira McCowan had 22 points and 19 rebounds and the Indiana Fever kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 63-54 win over the Seattle Storm on Sunday. Seattle clinched a playoff spot earlier on Sunday with the benefit of the New York Liberty's 101-72 loss to the Washington Mystics. The...

Delle Donne scores 22, Mystics beat Liberty 101-72

Aug. 25, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 22 points and 10 rebounds on Sunday and the Washington Mystics led from the opening basket in a 101-72 rout of the New York Liberty. Washington (21-8) built a 31-14 advantage by the end of the first quarter and led by double digits the rest of the way. Delle Donne...

Sky snap Mystics' 6-game winning streak

Aug. 23, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored 22 points, Stefanie Dolson added 18 points and the Chicago Sky beat the Washington Mystics 85-78 on Friday night. Washington (20-8) is tied atop the standings with Connecticut, but the Sun own the tiebreaker. The Mystics had won six straight and 11 of 12. Chicago...