She was questionable on whether or not she would even play at all, but any questions about the impact the injury to MVP Elena Delle Donne would have were quickly answered by her gutsy performance in Game 3. She was noticeably impaired, from a herniated disk in her back suffered in Game 2, but was effective enough, 13 points in 26 minutes played, to command the full attention of Connecticut’s game plan. With her the rest of the Washington Mystics, led by strong games from Emma Meesseman and Kristi Toliver, throughly dominated the Connecticut Sun in all aspects of the game. The Sun were completely out of sync almost the entire game; they couldn’t shoot, the couldn’t rebound, and their defense was nowhere to be seen. Although at the end of the first half it looked like they could climb back into the game, it was a rough night for Jonquel Jones and Courtney Williams in front of the their home crowd.
So here we are at Game 4!
Will the Washington Mystics close out the series, and win their first WNBA championship on the road?
Can the Connecticut Sun rebound from a poor performance and force a deciding Game 5?
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