Washington Mystics Win First WNBA Title

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October 11, 2019

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Elena Delle Donne grabbed teammate Natasha Cloud in a bear hug. Then Delle Donne ran over to hug her wife, Amanda. Confetti fell from the rafters. Tianna Hawkins ran to get her young son to celebrate. Aerial Powers jumped up on the scorer’s table to urge on the already screaming crowd, which then sang along with Queen’s “We Are The Champions.”

At last, the Washington Mystics, once considered the WNBA’s largely luckless franchise, are champions. The Mystics rallied from a one-point halftime deficit, beating the Connecticut Sun 89-78 in the decisive Game 5 of the WNBA Finals on Thursday at Washington’s Entertainment and Sports Arena. (READ MORE) by Mechelle Voepel | espnW

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