It was a tale of two very different halves, in what turned out to be a thrilling game. At one point in the first half, the Connecticut Sun were down 30 points and headed into the locker room with a halftime score of Sun 37, Mystics 65. Then in the third quarter, the Sun rallied back holding the Mystics to just 8 points in that quarter. At the end of the third quarter, it was the Mystics 73 and the Sun 67 – just a 6 point differential. The Sun continued scoring in the fourth quarter and eventually took the lead. At times the crowd was deafening in an exciting battle to the end. The Mystics regained their offense and although were outscored by the Sun by 2 points in the 4th, they were able to come away with the win – final score Washington Mystics 95, Connecticut Sun 91. For the Sun it was the largest halftime deficit overcome in WNBA league history.
Elena Delle Donne and Kristi Toliver each had a tremendous game, scoring 36 and 25 points respectively. The Mystics also shot 24-26 (92%) from the free throw line and were 9-21 in shooting three-point shots.
For the Sun, Courtney Williams scored a career-high 34 points, followed by Chiney Ogwumike with 19 points, and Jasmine Thomas with 13 points. The Sun were 15-17 (88%) from the free throw line and 8-24 in three-point shots.
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