Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points, and Emma Meesseman came off the bench to contribute 13 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Washington Mystics back to the WNBA Finals with a 94-90 win over the host Las Vegas Aces on Tuesday night.

Washington, the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, won the best-of-five series 3-1 and advances to the best-of-five finals, where it will host No. 2 Connecticut Sun on Sunday in Game 1. The Mystics were swept by the Seattle Storm in three games last season in the WNBA Finals.

Kristi Toliver, who was 7-for-7 from the free-throw line in the game, made two foul shots with 13.9 seconds left to put Washington ahead 93-90. Toliver finished with 20 points and tied Natasha Cloud for the team lead with nine assists.

Dearica Hamby, who had 18 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for Las Vegas, missed a 3-point attempt with five seconds left. Cloud made one of two free throws with 2.7 seconds left to seal the win.

Liz Cambage had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Aces. Kelsey Plum added 17 points and five assists. A'ja Wilson struggled, finishing with only four points on only four field-goal attempts.

Meesseman made three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, then nailed a jump shot to give Washington an 83-76 lead with 6:34 left in regulation.

After two free throws by Cambage and a jumper by Hamby, Las Vegas was right back in the game, trailing 83-80 with 5:52 remaining.

Delle Donne's turnaround gave Washington an 89-86 lead with 2:24 to go, but Plum answered with a pull-up jumper on the other end.

The teams traded three possessions without scoring until Meesseman made a jump shot with 29.5 seconds left to give the Mystics a 91-88 lead. Plum again answered with a layup with 17.8 seconds remaining.

Washington finished the first half on a 16-4 run to take a 45-43 lead into halftime. Delle Donne had 16 points at halftime behind 6-of-8 shooting from the field, including making all four of her 3-point attempts.

Cambage, a 6-foot-8 All-Star center, was coming off a playoff-career-high 28 points on 12-of-15 shooting in the Game 3 win. She had nine points at halftime on 4-of-10 shooting from the field.

Las Vegas entered the fourth quarter with a 68-67 lead, helped by Delle Donne going scoreless in the third period while missing all five of her attempts from the floor.

--Field Level Media

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