Mystics and Aces to resume play after earthquake postponed the action
On August 5, 2019 at 7 pm PST, the Washington Mystics and Las Vegas Aces will resume play from their July 5 game, which came to an end at halftime due to earthquake that took place in Las Vegas.
The Washington Mystics will have to travel back to Las Vegas to resume play at the T-Mobile arena.
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At the time that the earthquake hit, the Mystics had a 51-36 halftime lead over the Aces.
The game will pick up exactly where it left off.
At the start of the third quarter, the Mystics will still have the 51-36 lead with possession of the basketball.
Although Emma Meesseman was not actively on the roster during their July 5 contest, she will be able to participate in the resumption of the game.
Any new players added to the roster as of August 5 will start with zero personal fouls, which Meesseman and the Mystics can use to their advantage.
As for the players who were originally active on July 5, they will have the same statistics and their personal foul count will remain the same.
Latoya Sanders was leading all scorers with 14 points and Natasha Cloud chipped in six first half assists.
For the Aces, Liz Cambage had 12 points and three personal fouls.
Cambage will be the only original active player in foul trouble.
Just eight days after the suspended game, the Las Vegas Aces traveled to Washington to face off with the Mystics at the Entertainment and Sports Arena.
The Aces defeated the Mystics 85-81, tying the series between the two teams at 1-1.
The rescheduled second half game will prove to be huge for both squads.
This game will determine who wins the series, but overall can be a game changer when it comes to the standings and seedings for the WNBA playoffs.
Currently the Las Vegas Aces and Connecticut Sun are tied for first place with an overall 13-6 record, while the Washington Mystics are one game out of first place with a 12-6 overall slate.
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