Mystics at Aces Postgame Notes - June 25
Washington Mystics (12-9) vs. Las Vegas Aces (13-4)
June 25, 2022
Mystics 87 - Aces 86 (OT)
High Points High Rebounds High Assists
Mystics (87) Clark (20) Delle Donne (10) Cloud (10)
Aces (86) Young, Plum (20) Wilson (14) Gray (6)
Mystics Game Notes:
The Mystics snapped a three-game losing streak on the road against the Aces, claiming their first road victory at Las Vegas since winning 99-70 on 8/5/19.
Washington now leads the season series 2-0, claiming their first season series over Las Vegas since the 2019 WNBA season.
The Mystics are now 1-1 in overtime games this season.
Washington tied a season high with 24 assists, also doing so on 5/31 at IND.
Five of the past six games between these two teams have now been decided by 10 or less points.
Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne scored 19 points on 7-of-17 shooting, 15 of which came from the second half, while adding a season-high 10 rebounds and five blocks for her first double-double of the campaign.
Delle Donne becomes the second player in franchise history, joining Emma Meesseman (6/19/15 vs. TUL), to compile 15+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ blocks in a single game for the Mystics.
Delle Donne has now scored 15+ points in 10 total games this season.
Washington guard Natasha Cloud dished out a game-high 10 assists, also tallying 16 points for her second double-double of the season. Cloud has now recorded at least 5+ assists in a franchise record 23 consecutive games dating back to last season.
Cloud has now recorded a double-double in two of the last three games.
Cloud's 23 consecutive games with 5+ assists serves as the longest active streak in the WNBA, with the second-longest such streak at eight games (Sabrina Ionescu, NYL).
Additionally, this stands alone for the third-longest streak in WNBA history. Cloud joins Courtney Vandersloot (CHI) as the only players in WNBA history to record 20 or more consecutive games with 5+ assists.
Washington forward Alysha Clark finished with a season-high 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting, also tying a season-high with eight rebounds.
This marks the most points Clark has scored in a game since netting 21 points on 8/11/19 at NYL as a member of the Seattle Storm.
Clark has now scored 10+ points while hauling in 5+ rebounds in back-to-back games and in four total games this season.
Clark has now eclipsed double figure scoring in two of her last three appearances.
Mystics rookie center Shakira Austin hauled in five rebounds and has now hauled in 5+ rebounds in 10 consecutive games.
This serves as the longest active streak by any rookie in the WNBA and is the longest such streak by a rookie since Satou Sabally (DAL) also did so in 10 straight games from 8/8/20 to 9/9/20.
Additionally, this stands as the fourth-longest streak in franchise history and is the longest streak since Chamique Holdsclaw did so in 24 consecutive games during the 1999 WNBA season.
Mystics guard Ariel Atkins netted 15 points (5-16 FG, 3-9 3PT) and has now scored in double figures in 19 of her 21 appearances this season, including in nine straight contests.
Atkins' 19 games with 10+ points leads the WNBA.
Additionally, with three steals, Atkins tied Emma Meesseman for the fifth-most steals in franchise history with 205.
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