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Mystics beat Dallas to claim 5th straight win in WNBA

June 7, 2017 GMT
Dallas Wings forward Kayla Thornton (6) and Washington Mystics guard Elena Delle Donne (11) dive after a loose ball during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
Dallas Wings forward Kayla Thornton (6) and Washington Mystics guard Elena Delle Donne (11) dive after a loose ball during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points to help the Washington Mystics win their fifth straight with a 101-89 victory over the Dallas Wings on Tuesday night.

Washington led by at least seven points in the fourth quarter until the 2:34 mark when Dallas pulled to 89-83.

But Tierra Ruffin-Pratt answered with a floater in the lane and the Mystics grabbed two offensive rebounds on their next possession, leading to Kristi Toliver’s 3-pointer from the corner for a 94-85 lead.

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Toliver and Tayler Hill each added 17 points for Washington (6-2), which topped the century mark for the first time this season. Krystal Thomas and Ivory Latta scored 10 apiece.

Skylar Diggins-Smith had 23 points and seven assists for Dallas (3-5). Glory Johnson added 19 points and eight rebounds, and Allisha Gray, the WNBA’s rookie of the month, was just 2-of-12 shooting for 12 points.

STORM 85, STARS 76

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored a season-high 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Alysha Clark added 17 points, and Seattle beat winless San Antonio.

Seattle had a 21-point lead early in the fourth quarter but San Antonio pulled to 75-69 with 2:49 left after Moriah Jefferson’s back-to-back jumpers. Seattle responded with six straight points — four by Crystal Langhorne — for an 81-69 lead.

Langhorne scored 14 points, and Sue Bird and Jewell Loyd each added 10 for Seattle (5-2), which won its first road game this season.

Kayla McBride led San Antonio (0-8) with 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Jefferson and Isabelle Harrison had 10 apiece, and former Washington Husky Kelsey Plum was held to six points.

SPARKS 79, SKY 70

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike had 20 points and 11 rebounds for her first double-double of the season, helping Los Angeles beat Chicago.

Los Angeles was just 4-of-16 shooting in the third quarter, but scored on its first three possessions of the fourth for a 62-53 lead. Chicago got within 67-62, but Alana Beard’s back-door cut for a layup and Chelsea Gray’s basket in traffic made it a nine-point lead with 2:13 to go.

Beard finished with 18 points and Candace Parker added 12 for Los Angeles (4-2), which remained unbeaten at home.

Courtney Vandersloot scored 13 points and Allie Quigley added 12 for Chicago (1-7).

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