Atlanta vs. Washington Recap
The Washington Mystics (1-1) defeated the Atlanta Dream (1-2), 96-75, Saturday in the team's first-ever game at Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights. Elena Delle Donne scored the first two Mystics points in the new arena. Mystics guard Ariel Atkins led the team with 21 points, shooting 8-11 from the field, 4-7 from 3-point range and was perfect from the free throw line to go along with three rebounds and three assists. The Mystics outshot the Dream in all three major shooting categories. Washington was 38-67 (.567) from the field, 9-25 (.360) from 3-point range and 11-13 (.846) from the free throw line. Atlanta shot 30-71 (.423) from the field, 5-21 (.238) from 3-point range and 10-17 (.588) from the free throw line. Washington had five players score in double figures: Atkins (21), forward Elena Delle Donne (18), forward Emma Meesseman (14), guard Kristi Toliver (10) and guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (10).
The Mystics return to action on Wednesday, June 5, hosting the Chicago Sky at 7 p.m. at Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights. Last season, Washington was 3-0 against the Sky, winning by an average of 20.0 points per game.
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