Fever win first home game of season, 87-66 over Mystics
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie Aliyah Boston had 23 points, 14 rebounds and six assists and the Indiana Fever beat the Washington Mystics 87-66 on Tuesday night for their first home victory of the season.
Indiana snapped a six-game losing streak against Washington — with its first double-digit victory since 2021.
The Fever trailed 45-41 early in the third quarter before scoring 18 of the next 20 points to take control at 59-47.
Kelsey Mitchell added 19 points and NaLyssa Smith, who scored a career-high 27 points on Sunday, had eight points for Indiana (3-6). Boston was 11 of 14 from the field to became the youngest player in WNBA history with a game of 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists while shooting 75%, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
Mitchell moved into second place on Indiana’s all-time scoring list, passing Katie Douglas (2,564). Tamika Catchings holds the record with 7,380 points.
Elena Delle Donne was the lone double-digit scorer for Washington (5-4) with 17 points. The Mystics were held to 22-of-66 shooting (33%).