Drama for Emma Meesseman and Washington that at the buzzer sn …

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Drama for Belgian Cat Emma Meesseman and champion Washington Mystics in the play-offs. A strong playing Emma Meesseman (18 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists) lost after a thriller and at the buzzer in the first round of the play-offs 84-85 to Phoenix Mercury. The Mystics are immediately eliminated and the season for Meesseman and co. so it is over.

The Mystics were nevertheless in the lead for almost the entire party: 25-16, 46-35 (halfway) and 70-59 after three quarts. A spot in the second round and a stunt was in sight. Superstar Diana Tauarasi (23 points) and Skylar Diggins-Smith (24) continued to score and saw Shey Peddy (12 points) take the decisive bomb at the buzzer: 84-85.

“A place in the play-offs, however, was great with this selection. Due to Black Lives Matter and the corona pandemic, we missed no less than four players (including Elena Della Donne, the MVP of the previous campaign), ”said Emma Meesseman.

No second title this season for a handicapped Washington Mystics. Emma Meesseman, however, proved her status as a top player in the strongest competition in the world and achieved fantastic figures with an average of 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Meesseman returns to Belgium for a short while and then leaves for Russia for a new campaign with top team Ekaterinburg that will also play in the Euroleague.

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