Aerial Powers didn’t score the most points in the Washington Mystics’ 99-87 loss to the Connecticut Sun in Game 2 of the 2019 WNBA Finals on Tuesday. She only scored 11 points and grabbed 3 rebounds.
That said, Powers helped change the momentum of the game when her team really needed it in the third quarter. Her aggressiveness led to key defensive rebounds, free throws, and made layups that allowed the Mystics to cut their deficit to as little as 2 points towards the end of the that quarter.
After each big play Powers made, she faced the crowd and threw her hands up signaling the crowd to get loud. Mystics fans were arguably the loudest they have been all season. Bottom line, Powers is one of the Mystics’ key contributors on the team, both as a player and as a vocal leader.
After the game, I caught up with the guard about losing Elena Delle Donne to back spasms, what her team need to do to adjust, and what they lacked in Game 2, and her being a momentum-changer.