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Already a legend, Delle Donne displayed legendary toughness

Elena Delle Donne was already a two-time MVP and perennial All-Star. Her performance through pain in the 2019 WNBA Finals turned her into something greater.

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Mystics prove social justice 'distractions' don't prevent championships

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Elena Delle Donne, Mystics finally win WNBA title

Washington overcame a long history of mediocrity, and Elena Delle Donne overcame three herniated disks in her back to win the Mystics' first WNBA crown.

WNBA Finals MVP Meesseman the missing piece to Mystics' first title

The Mystics were right all along. Swept in the 2018 Finals, they said Emma Meesseman would be the difference. Thursday, she led them to the WNBA crown.

Mystics take down Sun in Game 5 for first WNBA title

The Mystics defeat the Sun 89-78 in Game 5 behind Emma Meesseman's 22 points off the bench and Elena Delle Donne's 21 points and nine rebounds for the franchise's first WNBA title.


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Watch the moment the Washington Mystics won the 2019 WNBA title

The Washington Mystics won the WNBA title on Thursday night. Watch the moment when they made it official.

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Game 5: Best plays

Meesseman spins off defender for nice bank shot

Emma Meesseman spins off her defender in the post and banks in a shot off the glass to cut the Sun lead to 53-51.


Jones answers Meesseman with a 3 of her own

Emma Meesseman pulls up to sink a three-pointer in transiton to tie, then Jonquel Jones answers her right back with a three of her own for the Mystics to retake the lead.


Meesseman's steal leads to easy Cloud lay-in

Emma Meesseman picks off a pass and kicks it out to Kristi Toliver, who sets up Natasha Cloud for the easy layup with a nice bounce pass.


Meesseman's up-and-under layup excites Wall, Beal

Emma Meesseman goes up and under multiple Sun defenders to flip in a difficult layup to tie the game at 58-58.


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