Washington Mystics (4-1) won, 86-62, over the Dallas Wings (0-4) Sunday afternoon at Entertainment and Sports Arena. The Mystics have now won four consecutive games, the longest active winning streak in the WNBA.
Mystics forward Tianna Hawkins came off the bench to lead all scorers with a career-high 21 points off the bench, shooting 7-9 from the field, 3-5 from 3-point range and 4-5 from the free throw line to go along with six rebounds.
The Mystics tied their season high bench points with 43: Hawkins (21), forward Aerial Powers (18) and guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (4).
The 24-point win over Dallas was Washington's largest margin of victory this season, their second victory of 20+ points and their third of 15+ points.
Forward Elena Delle Donne, who has scored in double figures in all four of her games played this season, scored 14 points and recorded a team-high nine rebounds, a personal season-high four assists, two blocks and a steal. Guard Kristi Toliver tallied six assists, her fourth consecutive game with 5+ assists, to go along with 14 points on 6-10 (.600) shooting and 2-4 (.500) from beyond the arc. For the fourth consecutive game, five Mystics players scored in double figures: Hawkins (21), Powers (18), Delle Donne (14), Toliver (14) and Cloud (13).
Prior to Sunday's game, Washington defeated the New York Liberty, 94-85. Cloud led the way for the Mystics with a career-high 26-point and eight assists.
Washington (4-1) travels to Connecticut (5-1) to face the Sun on Tuesday, June 11.
MYSTICS FORWARD ELENA DELLE DONNE
On what Tianna Hawkins brought to the game:
"Tianna (Hawkins) is so versatile. She spreads the floor really well, she plays great defense and she rebounds. She can really do it all, so to have a player like that on the floor just makes the defense have to respect her anywhere she is."
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