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Mystics vs Aces final score: Washington loses 85-81 despite the return of Emma Meesseman

The Las Vegas Aces and Washington Mystics met for the second time this season as the respective #1 and #2 teams in the standings. The Mystics looked to bounce back at home after a rough loss in Phoenix on Wednesday and recover from a budding losing streak, while the Aces looked to extend their win streak to five.

Washington was missing former MVP Elena Delle Donne, who is still in the WNBA’s concussion protocol. But Emma Meesseman was back with the team after missing over a month to fulfill obligations with the Belgian national team.

The Mystics got off to a strong start with stifling defense and pass-happy offense, rushing out to a 10-2 lead.