Sep. 1, 2017, Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. – The game was tied with 44.1 seconds to go in overtime, 98-98. Both the Washington Mystics and the Seattle Storm had played magnificently, having tied 16 times with 21 lead changes while making more than 50 percent of their shots and over 40 percent of their three-point attempts.
Mystics Coach Mike Thibault then substituted Tianna Hawkins for center Krystal Thomas. Hawkins promptly rewarded the 11,567 fans with the biggest shot of the game, a three-point, 24-foot jump shot with an assist from forward Emma Meesseman, giving the Mystics the lead at 101-98. The rest of the game – which Washington won, 110-106, was played out with “touch-basketball” where 17 points were made from the foul line.
The Storm’s Sue Bird became the all-time WNBA career assists leader with 2610 assists. For the game, she had a double-double with 13 assists and 19 points.
Elena Delle Donne was the high scorer for the Mystics with 37 points.
Photos: Washington Mystics 110, Seattle Storm 106
all photos by Kwai Chan / Meniscus Magazine