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Mystics vs. Sparks final score: Washington starts strong and holds on to win 78-68

Myisha Hines-Allen scored 19 points and the Mystics held the Los Angeles Sparks to 35.7 percent shooting from the field.

Los Angeles Sparks v Washington Mystics
Myisha Hines-Allen scored 19 points in the Washington Mystics’ win over the Los Angeles Sparks.
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The Washington Mystics snapped a four game losing streak to defeat the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday night, 78-68 at home at the Entertainment and Sports Arena.

Washington never trailed tonight, leading by as many as 37 points when the game went out of hand in the first half. During that time, the Mystics held the Sparks to 32.7 percent shooting (LA shot 35.7 percent once the game ended). There was nothing LA had to counter the Mystics with until the fourth quarter when the game was all decided. Washington shot 44.4 percent from the field overall, but they also shot 55,6 percent in the first half when they quite honestly couldn’t do any wrong!

Myisha Hines-Allen led Washington with 19 points while Elena Delle Donne added 18 more in her second game back after her back injury. They didn’t play in the fourth quarter. Delle Donne also scored her points in just 17 minutes of action! Tina Charles missed the game due to a gluteal strain, but Washington had more than enough firepower to manage without her.

Here are some of the highlights that showed tonight’s dominance.

If these highlights weren’t enough, the Mystics had a guest in the form of an old friend. Houston Rockets point guard John Wall was in the building tonight. While he may no longer be the Washington Wizards’ starting point guard, he’ll always be welcome at ESA anytime!

Nia Coffey led the Sparks with 15 points and was the only player from their team who scored in double figures.

The Mystics’ next game is on Aug. 26 when they play the Dallas Wings at home. Tip off is at 7 p.m. ET.