On Wednesday morning, the Washington Mystics hosted the Atlanta Dream in a matchup which looked difficult for the home team. However, without their All-Star Elena Delle Donne and teammate Tayler Hill available due to injury, they overcame a whopping 21-point deficit to eventually win in overtime. Here's a look at the Dream vs. Mystics recap including top performers, plus a WNBA standings update, and what's next for each of these teams.

WNBA game recap

With Delle Donne and Hill both out, the Washington Mystics received a game-high 29 points from Kristin Toliver in today's victory. Toliver hit seven three-pointers and shot 10-for-23 from the field. Teammate Emma Meesseman finished with 18 points on 8-for-17 shooting, while the Mystics' bench came up with a combined 38 points between their three available reserve players.

The Atlanta Dream received 27 points on 7-for-13 shooting from Brittney Sykes.

WNBA All-Star starter Tiffany Hayes helped her team with 24 points today on 8-for-16 shooting which included a 4-for-6 three-point rate. Sancho Lyttle scored just eight points but pulled down 11 rebounds in the losing effort which saw the Dream up big heading into the third quarter.

With 1:29 to go in the first half, the Dream held a 51-30 lead on the home team. However, Washington continued to battle back from the deficit.

The Mystics cut it to a six-point lead toward the end of the third quarter. In the fourth, the Dream kept it close, eventually tying things with 30.5 seconds to go thanks to a Meesseman layup. Meesseman came up big again in the overtime session, hitting a bank-shot to give her team a one-point lead. Tianna Hawkins' two makes at the free throw line ultimately sealed the win with about nine seconds left.

The Mystics shot 41.6 percent in today's game, and 35.9 percent from downtown. They also won the battle of the boards 42-35 over the visitors. Atlanta shot 46.5 percent for the game including 50 percent from three-point range.

Standings & what's next

Both teams will have a bit of a break with the upcoming WNBA All-Star Game, scheduled for Saturday afternoon in Seattle at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Among the players featured in today's game that will participate are Atlanta's Tiffany Hayes, Layshia Clarendon, and Elizabeth Williams.

Due to today's win, as well as a loss by the Connecticut Sun, the Mystics have drawn even with the Sun atop the Eastern Conference standings. Washington is currently 12-9 overall and 8-2 at home. Their next game isn't until next Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time when they'll host the San Antonio Stars.

The Atlanta Dream are now 9-11 and two games below their goal of reaching .500 again. Their next game on the WNBA schedule is on Tuesday when they'll host the Phoenix Mercury with a start time of 7 p.m.

Eastern Time.

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