Expecting the Unexpected (Sky-Mystics; 06.08.22)

Clifford Ray Williams/ALOST

akoiki-passport2 – by Adesina O. Koiki
A Lot of Sports Talk editor-in-chief

WASHINGTON — The plans going into Wednesday night’s game for the Washington Mystics was to have forward Elena Delle Donne, who missed Sunday’s game due to a scheduled day off, in the lineup, but the team soon had to find its resolve — which it did — when it saw an early departure from its star during its pursuit of revenge against the defending WNBA champions.

Ariel Atkins scored 19 points while Alysha Clark scored a season-high 18 points as the Mystics defeated the Chicago Sky 84-82 at the Entertainment Sports Arena on Wednesday. Rookie Shakira Austin chipped in with 14 points and six rebounds as Washington snapped a two-game losing streak, a stretch that included a loss in Chicago to the Sky on Sunday.

*Editor’s note: Above the byline is the photo gallery from Wednesday evening’s game, with all photos taken by DC-area photographer Clifford Ray Williams. After clicking on the first photo to enlarge the picture, make sure to press the left and right arrow buttons to scroll through the rest of the pictures. There are 21 pictures in total.

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