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Mystics hand Liberty 5th straight loss


WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points, Ariel Atkins added 16 points and the Washington Mystics beat New York 78-69 to extend the Liberty’s losing streak to five games. Leading by six late in the game, Atkins disrupted a pass along the 3-point line and Alysha Clark grabbled the loose ball and raced for a fast-break layup to extend Washington’s lead to 77-69 with 36.7 seconds left. After a timeout, Sabrina Ionescu missed a long 3-pointer and Clark secured the rebound before making 1 of 2 free throws at 24.1. Myisha Hines-Allen had 13 points and Clark finished with three points for Washington. Natasha Howard had 17 points and 10 rebounds for New York. Ionescu scored 15 points and Marine Johannes added 12.

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