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Mystic holds to defeat Ace with OT Thriller

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After suffering the biggest comeback loss in WNBA history at the beginning of the week, league-leading Las Vegas Aces visited Washington Mystics while working overtime in Las Vegas on Saturday night and fell again at 87-86. rice field.

Both teams lost the match on Saturday. Ace (13-4) lost 9 after maintaining a 28-point lead over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night. Washington had lost three out of four.

Mystics (12-9) forward Elena de Redonne was her usual self, finishing with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

The game surprise was Washington guard Alisha Clark. He entered the contest with an average of 8.8 points per game, shooting 31.1% from the depth. Clark scored 20 points with an 8-11 shot. She knocked down four out of six attempts from a three-point range.

Overall, Mystic dropped 11 shots from a long distance. Washington shared the ball particularly well and assisted 24 of the 32 made baskets.

Natasha Cloud finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Ariel Atkins scored 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists against Mystics.

Ace struggled off the field and shot only 38.3 percent. However, Las Vegas was aggressive on the offensive side, making 14 out of 16 free throws.

But after playing for 45 minutes, it wasn't enough for the WNBA's top team. The WNBA's top team has a one-game advantage over the second-placed Sky.

With 7 seconds remaining and 80-77 regulation, Aceguard Jakelin Young drilled a stepback 3 pointer to even out the score and sent the game to overtime.

At the end of the extra period, dragging again at 3, ace guard Kelsey Plum forced a deep shot through the double team and the ball did not reach the rim.

Plum and Young lead the ace with 20 points each, and A'ja Wilson adds 17 points and 14 rebounds, respectively.

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