Elena Delle Donne has had a downright dominant season in the WNBA this year, and it looked like the MVP would carry her team all the way to the title as well as grabbing those individual honors. However, that idea is now very much in jeopardy after she left Tuesday night’s game in the first quarter with back spasms.
The 99-87 loss to the Connecticut Sun means the Washington Mystics are now knotted up at one game apiece with their rivals. The next game in the five-game series will come on Sunday, so that is the good news for them as they hope to get their star player back in time for Game 3. Sun center Jonquel Jones took advantage of Delle Donne’s absence by scoring 32 points, while Courtney Williams and Alyssa Thomas also both had over 20 in the win. Emma Meesseman paced the Mystics with 23 in the defeat.