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Mystics at Dream final score: Washington goes cold in second half, lose 101-78

A big third quarter run by Atlanta in the third quarter did Washington in, where their two-game winning streak came to an end.

Washington Mystics v Atlanta Dream
Ariel Atkins continued to put up a solid game for the Washington Mystics earlier today.
Photo by Adam Hagy/NBAE via Getty Images

The Washington Mystics lost to the Atlanta Dream on Sunday afternoon, 101-78.

The Mystics started this game on the right foot and were even able to get an 11-point lead in the second quarter when the game was 36-25 left after Leilani Mitchell drained a three point shot. However, Washington was turnover prone the entire quarter, giving the ball away 11 times which turned into 21 Dream points. Washington was trailing 51-49 at halftime and would have likely been leading by a good margin if they were taking better care of the ball. They were 7-of-13 from the three point line at that point.

In the second half, the Dream continued their big run, going on a 28-17 run in the third quarter, shooting 64.7 percent from the field while the Mystics only shot 31.2 percent themselves. Things weren’t any better in the fourth quarter when Atlanta ran up the score and Washington shot 2-of-11 from the field.

Courtney Williams and Odyssey Sims led the Dream by scoring 21 and 20 points respectively. For the Mystics, Myisha Hines-Allen led Washington with 16 points while Tina Charles added 13 points.

The Mystics are back in action on Thursday at home to play the Dream. The Entertainment and Sports Arena will also be back at full capacity. See you then.