The Washington Mystics are now one game away from the WNBA Finals. They beat the Las Vegas Aces, 103-91 on Thursday night in Washington, D.C.
Washington’s offense went through Emma Meesseman once again. She scored 30 points, including 16 in the first half. She shot 11-of-19 from the field, and continued to do damage on Vegas by driving to the basket with power moves like these.
Meesseman also added 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the fans tonight. Natasha Cloud also came up big in this game, scoring 18 points and 11 assists.
Elena Delle Donne showed the WNBA MVP Award to the fans before tipoff, but she only scored 14 points on 5-of-15 shooting but added 10 rebounds. Tonight wasn’t her night as a scorer. But thankfully, it was another night of MEESSE-MANIA. Aerial Powers and Kristi Toliver added 10 points each off the bench.
The final score indicated that the Mystics won big. They did. But the Aces had answers of their own to keep the Mystics on their toes, even through the fourth quarter after Washington had a 16 point lead at one point.
Kelsey Plum was excellent pushing the pace, scoring 19 points and dishing 10 points tonight. She was practically unstoppable despite the team result. Liz Cambage also scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Tamera Young added 10 more points off the bench.
In the end, the Mystics’ depth and Meesseman’s offensive clinic were just too much. And now, Washington is just one game away from their second consecutive berth in the WNBA Finals.
The Mystics will head to Las Vegas for Game 3 on Sunday, Sept. 22. Tipoff is at 5 p.m. ET.