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Liz Cambage told the Mystics posts to go to the weight room. Natasha Cloud responded in the best way ever!

After the initial comments, Natasha Cloud is certainly quick to respond to the trash talk in her social media kind of way.

Washington Mystics v Las Vegas Aces - Game Three
Liz Cambage isn’t afraid to get into Emma Meesseman’s head. Mentally that is! Come on now!
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The Las Vegas Aces beat the Washington Mystics badly on Sunday in Game 3 of their WNBA semifinals series, 92-75. Aces center Liz Cambage had her way with Emma Meesseman and LaToya Sanders en route to a 28 point performance.

After the game, Cambage said in an ESPN interview “if [the Mystics’ posts] can’t handle it, get in the weight room or get out of the post.”

Cambage is one of the WNBA’s biggest and strongest centers. She also plays a mostly physical, back-to-the-basket game. That’s basically the exact opposite way that Meesseman and Sanders play since they prefer to to play more finesse. On offense, they often shoot from midrange or even further than that.

On the one hand, Cambage is just telling the truth. She played the game to her advantage and the Mystics didn’t on Sunday. But it also didn’t go unnoticed to Mystics guard Natasha Cloud.

She organized a push up club postgame where she and Myisha Hines-Allen went at it!

The Mystics had practice on Monday and Cloud held nothing back defending Sanders, the defender who dealt the most with Cambage’s physicality throughout the series.

But let me also remind you that Meesseman took some elbows to the face from Cambage as well. Here’s one she took in Game 2.

The playoffs are a time when emotions run high. Teams use anything they can to motivate them. You can definitely expect Washington to make a more concerted effort to control Cambage in Game 4 later tonight. As for the Aces center herself? She’s a bit surprised.

Las Vegas Head Coach Bill Laimbeer also took the matter-of-fact approach in regard to Cambage’s statement.

The Mystics and Aces already have a rivalry brewing stemming from last year when a game at Capital One Arena was cancelled due to travel delays. Game 4 should be very exciting indeed!