Mystics end Dream’s franchise-record 8-game winning streak
ATLANTA (AP) Elena Delle Donne had 28 points and 16 rebounds to help the Washington Mystics snap the Atlanta Dreams’ franchise-record eight-game winning streak with an 86-71 victory on Tuesday night.
It was Atlanta’s first loss since falling to Seattle 95-86 on July 6.
Washington started the second half scoring 12 of the first 18 points, capped by Delle Donne `s reverse layup, to build a 62-49 lead. The Mystics cruised in the fourth, outscoring Atlanta 16-8, as the Dream were just 3 of 13 from the field in the final 10 minutes.
LaToya Sanders added 13 points and Aerial Powers had 10 for Washington (15-11). Natasha Cloud made three 3-pointers and scored 11 points before fouling out with 3:17 remaining.
Tiffany Hayes scored 18 points for Atlanta (16-10). Elizabeth Williams had 13 points and nine rebounds and Angel McCoughtry added 12 points. The Dream was just 3 of 22 from 3-point range and shot 36.1 percent overall.