Washington Mystics lost to the Connecticut Sun, 99-87, to even the series at one in Game 2 on Tuesday night. It wasn’t a great start as MVP-Elena Delle Donne left the game early with back spasms causing the Mystics to spiral and Connecticut to take advantage.
Washington closed the deficit in the fourth quarter, while Sun’s center Jonquel Jones sat out due to foul trouble, but once she returned it was all Connecticut the rest of the way. Jones had 32 points and 18 rebounds in the game, majority of her points coming from in the paint. Connecticut had 58 points in the paint to the Mystics 46.
What the Sun excelled in, the Mystics struggled in which was rebounding and points in the paint. The Sun out-rebounded Washington 41-27 overall with 17 being offensive rebounds. The Mystics only had six offensive rebounds. Great rebounding from the Sun led to 27 second chance points, which the Mystics couldn’t capitalize on.
Mystics guard Kristi Toliver, in the Game 2 postgame press conference, brought up what the team needed to fix to prepare for Game 3 in Connecticut and more.