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Mystics vs. Mercury final score: Elena Delle Donne and Kristi Toliver lead Washington to 99-93 win

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The Mystics raced to 20 point leads but hold on to beat the Mercury after Brittney Griner and Leilani Mitchell got going.

Phoenix Mercury v Washington Mystics
Elena Delle Donne was on fire on Tuesday during the Mystics’ game against the Mercury.
Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

The Mystics defeated the Mercury on Tuesday night, 99-93.

Elena Delle Donne was on fire, especially in the third quarter as she scored 15 points in that period. She scored 33 overall.

Kristi Toliver added 25, Aerial Powers added 13 and Natasha Cloud scored 12 more points for Washington.

Though the Mystics were usually in control of the game, Phoenix relied heavily on Leilani Mitchell who scored 28 and made things tough from the perimeter. DeWanna Bonner scores 25 more.

Brittney Griner scored 30 points and scored whenever she wanted to on LaToya Sanders. Even though Emma Meesseman defended Griner most of the time, Griner still got her shots to fall. It wasn’t a fun night for Washington’s posts.

The Mystics are now about to get on a three-game west coast road trip, starting with the Seattle Storm this Friday, Aug. 2 at 10 p.m. ET.