Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Washington Mystics beat the Las Vegas Aces 75-70 on Tuesday night.
The Aces had one day to regroup as they search for the first victory in franchise history at Capital One Arena in Washington.
The Aces began their inaugural season in Las Vegas with a 101-65 loss Sunday to the Connecticut Sun at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The Aces have signed second-year guard Lindsay Allen to complete their 12-woman WNBA roster. Las Vegas coach Bill Laimbeer drafted Allen in the second round last year when he was with the New York Liberty.
Bill Laimbeer’s resume brims with championships — two as a power forward with the NBA’s Detroit Pistons and three as a coach with the defunct Detroit Shock of the WNBA.
The Aces waived guards Sydney Colson and Morgan William on Thursday, and temporarily suspended guards Kelsey Plum and Kayla McBride. They also waived forward Valeriane Ayayi, who never reported to training camp.
The league will donate $5 for each ticket purchased to select games during the season to one of six groups as part of the “Take a Seat, Take a Stand” campaign.
The WNBA is extending its partnership with FanDuel for two more seasons.