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.
SKY 92, WINGS 91
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Allie Quigley scored 22 points, Cheyenne Parker added 20, and the Sky blew a 24-point lead before rallying past the Wings.
Parker was left open inside to pull Chicago to 90-88 and after a Dallas miss, Diamond DeShields made a fast-break layup to tie it with 32.2 seconds to go.
Elizabeth Cambage was fouled after an offensive rebound and she went 1 of 2 at the line to give Dallas a 91-90 lead. Parker made a putback with 5.3 seconds to go, Dallas turned it over on an over-the-top pass to Cambage and Chicago dribbled out the clock.
Courtney Vandersloot had 12 points and 14 assists for Chicago (10-17). The Sky led 55-36 at halftime after shooting 67.9 percent from the field, including making all five 3-pointers.
Cambage had 33 points and 13 rebounds for her 12th double-double of the season for Dallas (14-12). She was presented a framed No. 53 jersey before the game, commemorating her WNBA single-game scoring record set earlier this month.
Chicago took a 24-13 lead late in the first quarter, extended it to 49-25 at the 3:43 mark of the second quarter and it was 55-36 at halftime.
The Wings outscored the Sky by 19 points in the third quarter – with two runs of 11-2. Allisha Gray capped the third-quarter scoring with an offensive rebound and layup to tie it at 72. It was the closest Dallas had been since trailing 9-8.
STORM 102, MERCURY 91
PHOENIX (AP) – Jewell Loyd scored 29 points with five 3-pointers, Natasha Howard had 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, and the Storm beat the Mercury.
Loyd and Howard combined for 27 points in the first half as Seattle build a 53-44 lead. The Storm outscored Phoenix 28-16 in the third for an 81-60 advantage.
Breanna Stewart added 16 points and eight rebounds for Seattle (20-7). Alysha Clark scored 15 points as 10 difference Storm players scored. Seattle shot 54.1 percent from the field, including 11 of 22 3-pointers.
Brittney Griner had 25 points, six rebounds, seven assists and three blocks to lead Phoenix (15-12). Diana Taurasi scored 14 of her 20 points in the first quarter and DeWanna Bonner added 14 points on 5-of-14 shooting.
Phoenix has lost seven of its last eight games, including four straight at home.