LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike had a season-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Chelsea Gray had her first career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Washington Mystics 98-81...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Washington Mystics an 80-77 victory over the New York Liberty on Thursday night.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Washington beat Indiana 93-84 on Thursday night for the Mystics' second victory over the Fever in five days.
Kristi Toliver and Tianna Hawkins each added 13 points for Washington (3-0), which has won the past six games in the series. Monique Currie scored 12 points, and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 10.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kristi Toliver hit four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points and Elena Delle Donne had 13 points and seven assists to help the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 82-75 on Sunday.
Delle Donne hit Toliver for a 3 to make it 82-73 with 1:08 remaining. The Fever (0-2) trailed by as many as 14 points early in the fourth quarter, but Candice Dupree made a jumper and then a runner in the lane 26 seconds later to pull the Fever within six with 1:25 to play.
Delle Donne’s 25 points, 11 rebounds lead Mystics by Wings
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Emma Meesseman added 16 points and 10 boards, and the Washington Mystics beat the Dallas Wings 86-76 on Wednesday night in the first round of the playoffs.
Washington opened the second half on a 21-7 spurt, with eight points by Delle Donne, to take a 55-41 lead. But Dallas went on a 9-0 run in the fourth, capped by Skylar Diggins-Smith's fast-break layup, to pull to 71-67 with 3:13 left.
Mystics beat Fever 87-82, clinch playoff berth
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Emma Meesseman scored 21 points and Kristi Toliver had 12 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter to help the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 87-82 on Sunday night to clinch a playoff spot.
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt also scored 18 points, Ivory Latta added 10 and Krystal Thomas had nine points and 11 rebounds for Washington (17-12).
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kristi Toliver had 20 points, including four in the final 14 seconds, and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored a season-high 17 to help the short-handed Washington Mystics beat the Phoenix Mercury 85-80 on Sunday.
Emma Meesseman added 15 points, Tianna Hawkins scored 10 and Krystal Thomas had 16 rebounds for Washington (15-10). The Mystics were without Tayler Hill, Natasha Cloud and Elena Delle Donne, the 2015 WNBA MVP who averages a team-high 18.8 points per game.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Isabelle Harrison scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Kelsey Plum had a career-high 12 assists, and the San Antonio Stars beat the Washington Mystics 76-74 on Friday night.
San Antonio won consecutive home games for the first time since July 2015.
Mystics start fast, cruise to 72-58 win over Fever
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Emma Meesseman scored 15 points and the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 72-58 on Friday night, a victory tempered by the loss of star forward Elena Delle Donne to a sprained right ankle early in the game.
The Mystics (11-8) snapped a three-game losing streak, their longest skid of the season.
Krystal Thomas added 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting, and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 11 rebounds to pass the 550 mark for her career.
Delle Donne scores 25, Mystics ease by Storm 100-70
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points, Kristi Toliver made three of Washington's 10 3-pointers, and the Mystics beat the Seattle Storm 100-70 on Tuesday.
Delle Donne was 7 of 10 from the field and hit nine straight free throws as Washington was 26 of 29 at the line.
Washington made five 3-pointers in the first quarter and closed on a 9-0 run for a 29-12 lead. Seattle started the game making just 3 of 14 shots and the Mystics extended their lead to 56-31 at halftime.
Mystics beat Sky, Fever defeat Sparks
ROSEMONT, Illinois (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 21 points and eight rebounds in her return to Chicago as the Washington Mystics beat the Sky 82-67 on Wednesday.
The 2015 MVP asked to be traded in the offseason after four seasons with the Sky. She opened the scoring with a turnaround jumper from the free throw line and finished 7 of 15 from the floor.
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Washington (2-2).
Stars (0-1)at Mystics (0-0)When, where: 2:30 p.m. today, Verizon Center, WashingtonRadio: KTKR-AM 760PROBABLE STARTERSStars: PG Sydney Colson (5-8, 4th year), SG Sequoia Holmes (6-1, 3rd), C Erika de Souza (6-5, 12th), PF Dearica Hamby (6-3, 3rd), SF Alex Montgomery (6-1, 7th)Mystics: PG Natasha Cloud (6-0, 3rd year), SG Kristi Toliver (5-7, 9th), C Emma Meesseman (6-4, 5th), PF Elena Delle Donne (6-5, 5th), SF Tianna Hawkins (6-3, 4th)RESERVESStars: C Isabelle Harrison (6-3, 2nd), F Monique...
AP source: Kristi Toliver signs with Washington Mystics
Kristi Toliver is headed to Washington.
The free agent guard signed with the Mystics on Monday, according to a person with knowledge of the move. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no official announcement had been made.
Jonquel Jones scores 21 points, Sun beat Mystics 87-78
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 21 points and seven rebounds and the Connecticut Sun closed the regular season with an 87-78 victory over the Washington Mystics on Sunday.
The Sun (14-20) scored 10 straight to lead 81-70 with 5:33 left in the fourth quarter. The Mystics (13-21) responded with four straight points but got no closer.
Alyssa Thomas added 16 points and 10 rebounds, Jasmine Thomas had 14 points with a career-high 10 assists, and Chiney Ogwumike had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Mystics keep slim playoff hopes alive, beat Liberty 75-62
NEW YORK (AP) — Stefanie Dolson scored a career-high 23 points, Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had a season-best 19 points and the Washington Mystics kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 75-62 victory over the New York Liberty on Tuesday night.
The Mystics need to win their final two games and have eighth-place Phoenix lose its final three to make the playoffs.
Stars lead by 23 at half, hold on to beat Mystics 85-74
WASHINGTON (AP) — Monique Currie, Jazmon Gwathmey and Astou Ndour scored 16 points each and the San Antonio Stars beat the Washington Mystics 85-74 on Sunday to end a six-game losing streak.
San Antonio (6-19) outscored the Mystics 26-6 in the second quarter, including nine straight points to end the half up 43-20.
Stars (5-19) atWash. Mystics (10-15)When, where: 6 p.m. today, Verizon CenterRadio, TV: KTKR-AM 760, ESPN3PROBABLE STARTERSStars: PG Moriah Jefferson (5-6, 1st year), SG Sydney Colson (5-8, 3rd), SF Monique Currie (6-0, 11th), PF Dearica Hamby (6-3, 2nd), C Jayne Appel Marinelli (6-4, 7th)Mystics: PG Ivory Latta (5-6, 10th), SG Natasha Cloud (6-0, 2nd), SF Tierra Ruffin-Pratt (5-10, 4th year), PF Emma Meeseman (6-4, 4th), C Kia Vaughn (6-4, 8th)RESERVESStars: C Kayla Alexander (6-4, 4th), F...
Mystics dominate 2nd half, beat Fever 92-69
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tayler Hill scored 18 points, Kahleah Copper and Emma Meesseman had 17 each, and the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 92-69 on Saturday night to snap a seven-game losing streak.
The Mystics (10-15) lost all seven of their games in July, and the Fever (12-13) won five of their last six. It was the first game back for both teams since the Olympic break.