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Recap: Mystics roll over Sun with historic win

Saturday afternoon saw the Washington Mystics move into first place with a 102-59 win, their largest in franchise history.

Elena Delle Donne led the Mystics to their fifth straight victory.

The Washington Mystics moved to the top of the standings with their 102-59 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Saturday afternoon, their fifth straight win. The Mystics’ victory is tied for the fourth-largest margin of victory in WNBA history and the largest margin of victory in franchise history. Washington now owns two of the three 100-point games of the season.

The Mystics never trailed and once the scoring got started, Connecticut never tied the game. Washington was on fire from the floor, shooting 53.1 percent and nailing 13 three-point shots. It marks the fourth time that the Mystics have eclipsed the 50-percent mark this season and the third time that the team had made 13 shots from beyond the arc.

Elena Delle Donne was the game-high scorer with 19 points and added 10 rebounds, but ended her four-game streak of 20-point games. The Mystics had five other players in double figures.

Washington forced 14 turnovers and were able to convert those opportunities into 20 points. Creating easy layups kept the Sun from getting any type of rhythm on offense.

The Sun’s woes on the road continue, having lost their last three games. To be fair though, the Mystics are the only team with a winning record on the road. Jonquel Jones was the lone bright spot for Sun with 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting. The rest of the team was 16-of-61 from the field.

Up next: The Sun will not take the court again until next Saturday against the Minnesota Lynx at home, where the Sun are undefeated. The Mystics will travel to Las Vegas looking to extend their five-game winning streak on Friday.