The Washington Mystics staged an unlikely second-half comeback to defeat the Dallas Wings 76-75 on Saturday night.
The Mystics trailed the Wings 35-19 at the break. It was their lowest-scoring half of the season, as the team shot just 21.4 percent from the field.
Natasha Cloud, who didn’t score at all in the first half, went off in the second. Cloud scored a season-high 21 points, with 15 coming in the third quarter alone.
All 21 of her points scored in the pivotal second half. Scored 15 in the third alone. Led her team back from 18-down.@T_Cloud4, everyone. 🥶#CountIt pic.twitter.com/TwuyRxZMPt— WNBA (@WNBA) August 29, 2021
All 21 of her points scored in the pivotal second half. Scored 15 in the third alone. Led her team back from 18-down.@T_Cloud4, everyone. 🥶#CountIt pic.twitter.com/TwuyRxZMPt
Myisha Hines-Allen helped Washington down the stretch as well, notching 15 points, five rebounds and two steals.
Stay with it and be rewarded 💪 @Mooks_22#TogetherDC pic.twitter.com/zZfYXR8hN4— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) August 29, 2021
Stay with it and be rewarded 💪 @Mooks_22#TogetherDC pic.twitter.com/zZfYXR8hN4
In her post-game interview, Cloud said her mentality going into the second half was “win or go home.”
“This is a playoff situation and we are fighting for our lives right now,” said Cloud adding, “We’re just going to try to carry this over into the next game but we are just taking it one game at a time.”
The Mystics currently sit ninth in the WNBA standings, behind the New York Liberty in the eighth and final postseason spot.
Next up: The Washington Mystics will host the Connecticut Sun at home on Tuesday.