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

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

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

There were a few scary moments for her on Sunday. She finished with 13 points, hitting 5 of her 6 shots, and played 26 minutes.

The Sun tandem of Jones (18) and Alyssa Thomas (12) grabbed more rebounds than the entire Mystics team (27). Now, they have their backs to the wall, and face a must-win Game 4 on Tuesday night.

"Well, that's pretty much how my life is going right now", Delle Donne said to no one in particular as she shook her head and sarcastically sighed. Those two combined for just 15 points on Sunday, which isn't going to cut it. Even when she stayed in the arena after being subbed out, she stood behind the team bench.

Delle Donne, the league MVP, was limited to only three minutes in Game 2 on Tuesday because of a herniated disk.

Elena Delle Donne, Mystics: Delle Donne earned her fourth All-WNBA First Team honor and fifth All-WNBA selection overall. She wasn't at her best, but she was there, and that's what mattered.

Howard, 28, said Sunday, "I just want to thank everyone for believing in me, but I also want to thank my teammates and the Storm organization for believing in me".

UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Washington didn't need Elena Delle Donne to be a superstar Sunday, they just needed her to be out on the court.

"I think any player, when they see [an MVP playing through pain], they say 'well, I can't complain about anything". If a player received votes at multiple positions, she was slotted at the position where she received the most votes. Well, kinda. Every notable contributor came back to the team, a lot of them just gaining their first WNBA Finals experience.

Diamond DeShields, Sky: A first-time All-WNBA and All-Star selection in her second season, DeShields ranked eighth in the WNBA in scoring (16.2 ppg) and added 5.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.26 steals. "You're dealt the cards and you have to go out and play". As stated Delle Donne is nursing a setback.

While the Sun pulled within one twice early in the second half, the Mystics were able to build a comfortable lead going into the third quarter, and three straight threes from Emma Meesseman to start the fourth opened things up for good.

Joining Delle Donne (215 points) on the 2019 All-WNBA First Team are Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot (197), Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (191), Los Angeles Sparks guard Chelsea Gray (175) and Seattle Storm forward Natasha Howard (158). There were other reasons why the Sun lost, but it's awfully tough to overcome a 33-point deficit from the 3-point line. With a 2-1 lead in this best-of-5 series, the Mystics are now just one win away from the first title in franchise history. Williams is their best one-on-one scorer, and the only player on the team who can consistently get her own shot on the perimeter, while Jones is their one true dominant force inside.

Thomas, playing with torn labrums in both shoulders, contributd 21 points and dished off six assists to go with her dozen boards.

Some of that was down to them just having a bad day; Jones, in particular, missed a number of completely wide-open jumpers. On the inside, LaToya Sanders played her usual strong defense, and Delle Donne's presence made life much more hard for the Sun inside.

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