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WASHINGTON (AP) Elena Delle Donne felt cursed. Every time she made it to the game's biggest stage, she was hindered by injuries.
This time around it was three herniated disks in her back. The league's MVP wouldn't let that keep her from her first WNBA championship.
Emma Meesseman scored 22 points and Delle Donne added 21 to help the Washington Mystics beat the Connecticut Sun 89-78 on Thursday night in the winner-take-all Game 5 of the Finals.