Mystics stumble as they finish week with a 1-2 record

The Washington Mystics struggled last week, dropping two of three games.

The Washington Mystics struggled last week, dropping two of three games. The skid comes a week after Head Coach Mike Thibault won his 300th career game with a victory over the LA Sparks.

Here is a recap of the Mystics' week and a look at the week ahead:

Game #1: Mystics 89, Atlanta 106

Washington kicked off their week with a 106-89 home loss to the Atlanta Dream on Wednesday night. 

The Mystics struggled offensively as no player cracked 20 points. Elena Delle Donne had 16 points and nine rebounds as Natasha Cloud led the team with 17 points.

Atlanta went on a 10-0 run during the second quarter which gave them a 10-point lead. They would never trail again. Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes combined for 42 of the Dream's 106 points, scoring 21 points apiece. 

Game #2: Mystics 88, Chicago 72

The lone win of the week for the Mystics came against the Chicago Sky, an 88-72 home victory.

Washington pulled away in the second quarter, outscoring the struggling Sky 20-8 in the middle period. The Mystics were led by both Delle Donne and Ariel Atkins, who combined for 50 points in the win. Both had 25 points apiece for Washington, who rebounded from a poor shooting performance versus the Dream.

Allie Quigley led the Sky with 17 points.

Game #3: Mystics 77, Atlanta 80

For the second time in the week, Washington fell 80-77 to the Dream, this time in Atlanta. 

The loss would close out the week for the Mystics as they went 1-2. It was a much better performance from the Mystics, who led 26-15 after the first quarter. Delle Donne led the Mystics with 23 points and LaToya Sanders added 16.

Tiffany Hayes had 13 points in the loss for Atlanta.

Up Next

The Mystics are now 13-9 on the season and will return to the court for two games next week with a road contest against the Dallas Wings (12-9) and New York Liberty (7-14).

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