Thibault gets 300th career win as Mystics finish week 2-1

Mystics Head Coach Mike Thibault earned his 300th career win following Washington's win over the LA Sparks.

The Washington Mystics finished up their week with three games, two of those on the road. Their performance would not only see Coach Mike Thibault make history but Washington would do enough to move up a spot in this week's Hashtag Basketball power rankings.

Here is a quick recap of the Mystics' week as well as a look to their upcoming week of games:

Game #1: Mystics 86, Liberty 67

The Mystics began the week with their lone home game of the week, an 86-67 home win over the New York Liberty. 

Washington used a 15-5 run in the fourth quarter to pull away and never look back. Elena Delle Donne had 21 points on the night, with 11 of those coming in final ten minutes of action. Natasha Cloud added 10 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for her first career double-double.

New York (5-14) was led by Tina Charles' 26 points and 12 rebounds. 

Game #2: Mystics 83, Sparks 74

The second game of the week saw Washington defeat Los Angeles 83-74 at the Staples Center on Thursday night. 

Kristi Toliver scored 18 points to led the Mystics, who had won five of their last six games coming into the contest. Delle Donne and Ariel Atkins each chipped in 11 points to help Washington land the win as LA came charging with a final run down the stretch.

The victory was also the 300th career win for Mystics coach Mike Thibault, making him the only coach to reach that milestone. Brian Agler is second with 264. 

“It just means I’ve been at it for a long time," Thibault said of his milestone. It’s a nice number, but the only number I care about is that we’re the last team standing.”

Game #3: Mystics 91, Storm 97

Washington closed out their week with a 97-91 road loss to the league-best Seattle Storm. 

Despite 29 points from Delle Donne, the lack of bench production from the Mystics would be their undoing. Toliver and Atkins combined for 35 points in the loss but Washington had just seven points on the night. 

Seattle (15-5) were led 25 points and 10 rebounds from Breanna Stewart. 

Up Next

The Mystics will have three games this week. Vs. Atlanta (9-9), Vs. Chicago (7-12), and At Atlanta (9-9).

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