After a thrilling back-and-forth contest to start the WNBA Semifinals, the Washington Mystics and Elena Delle Donne are back in action to host the Las Vegas Aces for Game 2.
Washington took Game 1 97-95 over Las Vegas in their first game in nine days to start the series. Rusty and stuttering out of the gate, the Mystics were able to gut out a win after an explosive run in the third and early fourth quarter.
Emma Meesseman (27 points) led the charge for Washington. In the third quarter, she took over the game totaling 13 of the team's 26 points and got the Mystics back in control of the contest. Elena Delle Donne finished with 24 points and hit the game-clinching basket in the final minute of regulation.
A'ja Wilson had 23 points in a losing effort, despite playing all but three minutes. Off the bench, Kelsey Plum emerged with 16 points to give the Aces an additional spark.
Game 2 is on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 8:30 p.m. ET at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. The best-of-five series features the high-powered and No. 1 seeded Mystics against the most defensively sound squad in the No. 4 seeded Aces.
The Aces entered the series with a ton of momentum, fresh off one of the craziest wins in WNBA history. They gut-punched the top seed in the opening half and nearly stole it in the closing seconds. Nevertheless, it appears the Mystics with the third-best offense in the WNBA's existence found their footing and will be better prepared for Game 2.
ACES VS. MYSTICS GAME 2:
Who: Las Vegas Aces at Washington Mystics
What: WNBA Semifinals Game 2
When: Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, 8:30 p.m. ET
Where: Entertainment and Sports Arena, Washington D.C.
TV Channel: ESPN2
Live Stream: WatchESPN
MYSTICS vs. ACES WNBA SEMIFINALS SCHEDULE:
Game 1: Mystics 97, Aces 95 (Mystics lead 1-0)
Game 2: Thurs, Sept. 19: Aces at Mystics, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Game 3: Sun, Sept. 22: Mystics at Aces, 5:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Game 4: Tue, Sept 24: Mystics at Aces, Time TBD, ESPN2 (if necessary)
Game 5: Thurs, Sept. 26: Aces at Mystics, Time TBD, ESPN2 (if necessary)
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