Mystics contain Rhyne Howard, beat the Dream

Coach Tanisha Wright and the Dream fell to 8-11. AJC file photo / Curtis Compton

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Coach Tanisha Wright and the Dream fell to 8-11. AJC file photo / Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@

Rookie Rhyne Howard, who was selected as a reserve for the WNBA All-Star Game earlier in the day, was held to five points on 2-of-14 shooting as the Dream lost to the Mystics 92-74 on Tuesday night in Washington.

Howard came into the game averaging 16.4 points.

AD Durr scored 13 points and rookie Naz Hillmon added a season-high 11 for the Dream (8-11).

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Natasha Cloud scored 18 points, Ariel Atkins added 15 and the Mystics made 15 3-pointers.

Washington was 8 of 12 from 3-point range in the first half to help build a 52-32 lead. Atkins and Cloud each made three 3-pointers in the first half, while the Dream was just 3 of 11.

Cloud, who did not play in the fourth quarter, finished 4 of 5 from long distance. Atkins was 4 of 6 as Washington shot 60% (15 of 25).

Elena Delle Donne and Myisha Hines-Allen each had 11 points for the Mystics (13-9). Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added nine points on three 3-pointers.