An early afternoon WNBA game took place on Tuesday as the Washington Mystics hosted the Seattle Storm in a battle between potential playoff teams down the road. Former league MVP Elena Delle Donne came up big for the home team in what amounted to a 30-point blowout win by the Washington Mystics. Here's the latest game recap for the Storm vs. Mystics, as well as a standings update, and what's next for these two WNBA squads.

Game recap

Today's win by the Mystics came courtesy of Elena Delle Donne and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt. Delle Donne finished with 25 Points on a 7-for-10 shooting day which included a 2-for-4 three-point rate.

She was also 9-for-9 from the charity stripe. Her teammate Ruffin-Pratt recorded a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds, while Krystal Thomas also snatched 12 rebounds to go with her eight points. The Mystics shot 50 percent for the game, including 41.7 percent from downtown and had just 10 turnovers compared to 23 for the visitors.

For the Seattle Storm, it was a rough day overall, with just three of their players scoring in double-digits. Two of them had just 11 points, while Crystal Langhorne led the team with 15 points. Breana Stewart had 11 points today and seven rebounds to go with three assists, while fellow UCONN star Sue Bird had just eight points and dished out five assists.

The Storm lost the rebounding battle by just one board, but today's turnovers and 42.4 percent shooting were difference makers.

The Mystics came out with a 29-19 first quarter and then outscored the Storm 27-19 in the second and 28-21 in the third. While Seattle won the fourth quarter 18-16, that wasn't nearly enough to come back from the huge deficit they were already in.

A total of 10 three-pointers from Washington, and getting 29 shots at the free throw line certainly made a difference.

Standings & what's next

Today's win puts the Washington Mystics at 9-5 overall with a 6-2 record at their home arena. Next up, they'll host the New York Liberty in a battle of WNBA playoff hopeful teams. That game is on Thursday, June 29th at 7 p.m.

Eastern Time.

The Seattle Storm are now 6-7 and falling fast in the WNBA playoff standings. They're just 1-4 on the road after today's loss. Things won't get any easier for the team as they'll play at Connecticut on Thursday night, with an 8 p.m. Eastern Time start against the Sun. That game will be televised across the country on the ESPN2 channel.