WNBA Finals Washington Mystics

Source: Robert Banez / Hoop District/All-Pro Reels

In a time when Washington, D.C. needs a winner, it was the Washington Mystics who brought it home!!!

Last night at the new ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS ARENA on the grounds of St. Elizabeth Hospital in Southeast D.C., our Mystics brought home the Gold.

The team being led by MVP Elena Dell Donne with 21 points, but last night belonged to Emma Meesseman who had 22 in the Championship game.

The Mystics beat the Connecticut Sun 89-78 in the 5th and final game of the WNBA Championship.

It was a fitting conclusion to an entertaining series and WNBA season. This was the seventh series in league history that had gone to a deciding Game 5, and the home team has won five of them.

EMMA MEESSEMAN:  “I don’t think I’m the missing piece. I’m their teammate (and did what) I need to do help my team win a championship. This is my family right here.”

The victory gave coach Mike Thibault his first WNBA championship. The league’s all-time winningest coach had reached the Finals three times in his career — twice with Connecticut — and last season with Washington, but fell short each time.

COACH THIBAULT:  “Emma went to work inside. Elena does what she does. You have to beat them by defending them. All the players stepped up in the fourth quarter when we needed it.”

 

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