Washington Mystics rookie forward Shakira Austin scored 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting in n 84-68 win over the Dallas Wings last night on the road. She played 28 minutes and spent more time on the court after Myisha Hines-Allen left the game due to a right leg injury and had to be taken to the locker room. You can also see Austin’s highlights in the video above.
Austin made sure the Mystics didn’t skip a beat. She didn’t just score efficiently; she also had 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocked shots.
In postgame media availability, Austin was happy with her performance. The next goal in Austin’s game is to turn blocks into fast break opportunities.
Austin is averaging 9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Mystics this season. If Hines-Allen is out for an extended period of time due to what is likely a thigh contusion, Austin will get more opportunities to make an impact for Washington, who has a 4-1 record so far in the 2022 WNBA season.