WASHINGTON (AP) — Natasha Cloud scored 18 points, Ariel Atkins added 15 and the Washington Mystics made a season-high 15 3-pointers in a 92-74 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday night.
Washington was 8 of 12 from 3-point range in the first half to help build a 52-32 lead. Atkins and Cloud each made three 3-pointers in the first half, while Atlanta was just 3 of 11.
Cloud, who did not play in the fourth quarter, finished 4 of 5 from distance and told ESPN her performance was sparked by being snubbed in the WNBA All-Star selections earlier in the day.
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Atkins, Washington’s lone All-Star representative after being selected as a reserve, was 4 of 6 from beyond the arc to help the Mystics shoot 60% (15 of 25) from 3-point range.
Elena Delle Donne and Myisha Hines-Allen each had 11 points for Washington (13-9). Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added nine points on three 3-pointers.
AD Durr scored 13 points and rookie Naz Hillmon added a season-high 11 for Atlanta (8-11). Rookie Rhyne Howard, who was selected as a reserve for the WNBA All-Star Game, was held to five points on 2-of-14 shooting.
WTOP’s Rob Woodfork contributed to this report.
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