This was a game of two halves. The Mystics were leading 41-34 at halftime, but the Silver Stars took control in the second half, outscoring them 48-33 which more than made the difference. The Mystics were actually still leading 58-57 at the end of the 3rd quarter, but the fourth quarter spelled their fate, as Sophia Young scored 10 of her 17 points of the night, and Becky Hammon also had five of her season high 11 assists in the fourth as well. Their rookie star, Danielle Adams dropped another 14 points.
For DC, Matee Ajavon scored 15 points and 5 assists, and Mo Currie finished her season on a high note statistically with 14 points and 4 rebounds. Rookie Jasmine Thomas added 10 points and 3 rebounds, and Victoria Dunlap added 1 minute and 50 seconds of playing time.
For the Silver Stars, if they enjoyed a late dish charbroiled filet mignon after having a bad appetizer in the form of the Washington Mystics last night, they can continue to tune up for the playoffs by eating some strawberry cheesecake later this evening in the form of the Tulsa Shock (it's Sunday, September 11 at 1 AM while I'm writing this).
As for the Mystics, they finish 6-28 for the season, which is the second worst season in team history based on winning percentage. In terms of hard numbers, the Mystics lost more games this season than any other in team history. The Mystics' worst season in terms of winning percentage and second highest amount of losses was in the franchise's inaugural season of 1998, when the team enjoyed a record of 3-27. The team yet again enters another season of uncertainty, and deservedly so.