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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...

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...

Mystics top Aces 94-90, reach WNBA Finals; LeBron courtside

Sep. 25, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

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. Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points, and the Mystics earned a return trip to the championship round, outlasting the Las Vegas Aces 94-90 to close out...

WNBA postseason gets underway with pair of first-round games

Sep. 11, 2019 3:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After a wild regular season, the WNBA postseason gets underway with a pair of first-round games. Top seeds Washington and Connecticut don't play for another week, as the teams earned double byes to the semifinals. Los Angeles and Las Vegas don't play until Sunday against the winners of...

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...

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...

Mercury getting healthy in time for playoff push

Aug. 27, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury are finally getting healthy and that could be trouble for the rest of the league during the playoffs. The Mercury welcomed back Diana Taurasi on Sunday after she sat out the last month recovering from a hamstring injury. "The other night was a test and I feel good,"...