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Mystics Fall in Game Two, Series Even

October 3, 2019 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Washington Mystics News Release

The Washington Mystics (26-8; 4-2) were defeated by the Connecticut Sun (23-11; 4-1), 99-87, Tuesday night in Game 2 of the 2019 WNBA Finals presented by YouTube TV at Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights. The best-of-five series is now tied 1-1.

Game 3 of the WNBA Finals will take place on Sunday, October 6 at 3:30 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena. The game will be broadcasted on ABC.

Washington totaled 52 bench points, the highest total in WNBA playoff history. Forward Emma Meesseman (23), forward Tianna Hawkins (16), forward Aerial Powers (11) and guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (2) combined to top the previous high of 50 set by the Detroit Shock in 2007.

Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne (back spasms) left the game in the first quarter and did not return.

Meesseman scored 23 points on 10-17 (.588) shooting and grabbed eight rebounds off the bench, her fourth game this postseason scoring 20+ points.

Hawkins scored 16 points off the bench, tying career playoff highs in field goals made (6) and 3-point field goals made (3).

Mystics guard Kristi Toliver scored 13 points and tallied a game-high seven assists, her second time this postseason leading the team in assists.

Mystics guard Natasha Cloud recorded four assists, setting a new career high for assists in a single postseason with (40). Cloud has recorded 4+ assists in five of six postseason games this season.

The Mystics trailed the Sun, 56-46, at halftime. Toliver led Washington with 11 points and four assists. Meesseman scored 10 first-half points off the bench, shooting 5-9 (.555) from the field to go along with six rebounds.

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