Myisha Hines-Allen had 25 factors and 11 rebounds to assist Washington beat the New York Liberty 75-58 on Saturday, conserving the Mystics’ playoff hopes alive.
Washington’s victory eliminates Atlanta and leaves simply the Mystics and the Dallas Wings within the operating for the eighth and last playoff spot. The Mystics (8-13) would clinch a berth with a victory over Atlanta in a regular-season finale on Sunday. A loss would open the door for Dallas (7-14), which might then advance with a victory over the last-place Liberty (2-19) Sunday because the Wings personal the tiebreaker over the Mystics.
Hines-Allen was 8-of-16 capturing, making all three of her 3-point makes an attempt and all six free throws. Ariel Atkins added 18 factors and 5 steals with Leilani Mitchell scoring 12 factors.
The Mystics scored the primary 9 factors, led 36-29 at halftime and had been up by as many 20 within the third quarter.
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Kia Nurse and Kiah Stokes, the latter with 5 3-pointers, scored 15 factors every for the Liberty.