Center Liz Cambage scored 28 points on 12-of-15 shooting, while frontcourt mate A'ja Wilson poured in 21 as well. Kelsey Plum also recorded her third straight game with at least nine assists; The former No. 1 pick continues to enjoy a postseason breakout.
But it was Las Vegas' ability to mitigate Washington's offense that really carried the day. The Mystics entered the game riding an eight-game winning streak dating back to late August. In that span, the team had averaged 94.5 points per game.
On Sunday, however, the Mystics collectively shot just 38.6% from the floor, including 33.3% on 3-pointers. The 2019 MVP, Elena Delle Donne, still fought her way to 22 points, but the rest of Washington's starting lineup combined for just 18 points on 7-of-28 shooting. Overall, the outing marked the team's lowest-scoring output since a 68-point game against the Phoenix Mercury back on July 10.
Las Vegas isn't out of trouble yet. Game 4 is slated for Tuesday, where the threat of elimination in the best-of-five format remains.