Mystics beat Sun in Game Five to win first WNBA title

(Reuters) - The Washington Mystics beat Connecticut Sun 89-78 in Game Five on Thursday to win the Women's National Basketball Association Finals series 3-2 and capture their first title. Having come up short in last year’s championship series, the Mystics turned up the heat in the final minutes to deliver the title in front of their home fans. Belgian Emma Meesseman led the way with 22 points off the bench, while Elena Delle Donne added 21 and spurred a crucial late run to lift Washington. Jonquel Jones tallied 25 points and nine rebounds for the Sun, who also got 21 points and 12 boards from Alyssa Thomas.

(Reporting by Jahmal Corner; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

10/11/2019 2:32

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