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Mystics Finish Earthquake Game, Beat Aces 99-70

The Washington Mystics and Las Vegas Aces completed a game that started a month ago, in a different arena and with some lineup differences on Monday night and the Mystics came away with a 99-70 victory.

The original game started exactly a month ago on July 5th at the Mandalay Bay Events center. Just before the first half ended a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Southern California and rattled Las Vegas. The game was suspended until a later date, which turned out to be Monday night.

The teams picked on up on Monday in the T-Mobile Arena (due to the unavailability of the Aces normal home, Mandalay Bay) at the beginning of the second half with the Mystics leading 55-31. There were a number of lineup changes on both teams – the Aces lineup was short Liz Cambage (rest) and A’ja Wilson (ankle injury) while the Mystics squad featured Emma Meeseeman, who missed the original game due to her playing for Belgium in preparation for the EuroBasket Tournament.

The game was never really close, as the Mystics maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half.

The Mystics had four players in double figures, with Elena Delle Donne leading all scorers with 21 points. Right behind her were LaToya Sanders with 18, Kristi Toliver with 14 and Aeriel Atkins with 10.

The victory lifts the Mystics to 15-7 and vaults them past Las Vegas into second place in the WNBA, one game behind league leading Connecticut.

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