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Delle Donne, Mystics wrap up WNBA season with 1st title

Oct. 11, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics capped an eventful WNBA season with the team's first championship. A year that began with the league missing some of its top players because of injuries and rest ended with a compelling five-game championship series. Delle Donne battled through...

Bringing it home: Delle Donne, Mystics earn 1st WNBA crown

Oct. 11, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne felt cursed. Every time she made it to the game's biggest stage, she was hindered by injuries. This time around it was three herniated disks in her back. The league's MVP wouldn't let that keep her from her first WNBA championship. Emma Meesseman scored 22 points and...

Sun force Game 5 in WNBA Finals with 90-86 win over Mystics

Oct. 8, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — With the season on the line, Alyssa Thomas and the Connecticut Sun turned up their defense to stop the Washington Mystics and force a decisive Game 5 of the WNBA Finals. Thomas had 17 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds and the Sun held the Mystics without a point over the final...

Delle Donne provides emotional lift for the Mystics

Oct. 7, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

Elena Delle Donne spent the last five days fighting a back injury and doing everything she could to play in the pivotal Game 3 of the WNBA Finals. She is not about to miss Game 4. The league MVP and the Washington Mystics are one win away from the first title in franchise history after a 94-81 victory on Sunday....

Mystics beat Sun 94-81 to take 2-1 lead in WNBA Finals

Oct. 6, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Washington didn't need Elena Delle Donne to be a superstar on Sunday, they just needed her to be out on the court. The WNBA's MVP provided an emotional lift by playing through a back injury and her teammates responded with a solid effort to beat Connecticut 94-81 and move the...

Elena Delle Donne to have MRI after suffering back spasms

Oct. 1, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne left Game 2 of the WNBA Finals after playing only a few minutes in the first quarter because of back spasms. She never returned. Without the league's MVP, Washington lost to Connecticut 95-86 on Tuesday night, evening the best-of-five series at 1-1. Mystics coach Mike...

Sun game plan to get center Jones more involved vs Mystics

Sep. 30, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Connecticut Sun are game-planning to get Jonquel Jones more involved in the WNBA Finals after their versatile 6-foot-6 center took just eight shots in the opener. Jones, who led the team in scoring and rebounding during the regular season, will try to get more in the flow Tuesday...

Delle Donne leads Mystics to 95-86 Game 1 win over Sun

Sep. 29, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Connecticut Sun rallying, Elena Delle Donne wouldn't be denied down the stretch for the Washington Mystics in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. The league's MVP scored two big baskets for Washington after Connecticut had cut its deficit to four in the fourth quarter and the Mystics held...

WNBA set to crown first-time champion

Sep. 28, 2019 3:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA will crown a first-time champion when the Washington Mystics and Connecticut Sun meet in the league's best-of-five finals beginning Sunday. It's the first time that's happened since 2011. The Mystics will try and win the title after getting swept in the finals last season, while...

Mystics hope to win first WNBA title

Sep. 26, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After getting swept in the WNBA Finals last year, the Washington Mystics are back and ready to win the franchise's first title. Losing to Seattle last season helped fuel star Elena Delle Donne and the Mystics to come back better and stronger this year. "It definitely did," league MVP Delle...