Elena Delle Donne Sets Record, First To Join 50-40-90 Club

Paola Ditto
Settembre 11, 2019

Washington Mystics superstar Elena Delle Donne made history and became the first WNBA player to shoot at least 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from behind the arc and 90 percent from the free-throw line. The Washington Mystics, who were swept in the Finals last season, earned the No. 1 overall seed and will have a bye to the semifinals and home-court advantage all the way. Those games are set for Wednesday night and will feature the No. 5 seed Chicago Sky against the No. 8 seed Phoenix Mercury, followed by the No. 6 seed Seattle Storm taking on the No. 7 seed Minnesota Lynx. The Mystics will be off until September 17, when it will begin a best-of-five semifinal series at home.

Washington took a 28-17 lead after the first quarter and held a 56-39 lead at halftime, shooting 51.2 percent from the field (22 of 43) and outrebounding the Sky in the first half by a 23-14 margin. Chicago never challenged in the fourth quarter.

Three-point sharpshooter Steph Curry added to the cacophony of congratulations, as Delle Donne's three-point percentage to complete the stat relied on the final game. The Mystics shot 11 of 29 from 3-point range.

Diamond DeShields scored 16 points, and Allie Quigley and Kahleah Copper each scored 13 points for the Sky.

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