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Mystics at Dream Postgame Notes - May 20

May 20, 2022 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Washington Mystics News Release


Washington Mystics (5-1) at Atlanta Dream (4-2)

May 20, 2022

Mystics 78 - Dream 73

High Points High Rebounds High Assists

Mystics (78) Atkins (18) Austin (7) Cloud (5)

Dream (73) Howard (21) Coffey (10) Wallace (5)

Mystics Game Notes:

Team:

With the win, the mystics are off to their best start (5-1) through six games since the 2018 season when the team also compiled a 5-1 record.

The Mystics bench outscored Atlanta's 25 to 10. Washington is now 3-1 when outscoring their opponents' bench.

Washington outrebounded Atlanta 33 to 26 and are now 4-1 when outrebounding their opponents on the season.

With the win, Washington is now 3-0 on the road this season. This marks the first time the team has started 3-0 in away games since the 2015 season.

The Mystics are now 2-0 in Commissioner's Cup games this season.

Player:

Washington guard Ariel Atkins scored a team-high 18 points (6-10 FG) and has now scored 15+ points in four total games this season.

Mystics rookie center Shakira Austin netted 10 points and added seven rebounds to her stat line.

Austin has now recorded at least 10+ points and 5+ rebounds in a single game three times this season.

Washington guard Natasha Cloud dished out a team-high five assists and has now recorded at least 5+ assists in a franchise record EIGHT consecutive games dating back to last season.

Mystics center/forward Elizabeth Williams made her Wizards debut, notching five rebounds and one block in 15 minutes of action.


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