PTS 30 – at PHX 5/30/18
REB 5 – at SEA 7/8/18
AST 9 – at DAL 7/19/18
FGM 10 – at PHX 5/30/18
STL 3 – 3x
BLK 1 – at DAL 7/19/18
MIN 38 – 2x
In her 10th season in the league and 2nd with the Mystics, Kristi Toliver had one of the best seasons of her career. Toliver started every game of the season for Washington for the second consecutive season and improved in every major statistical category from the previous season: points, assists, rebounds, minutes, field goal percentage, three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage. Toliver started the season strong, scoring in double figures in five of Washington’s first six games, including a 30-point performance against the Phoenix Mercury on May 30. By the end of the regular season, Toliver would lead the Mystics in scoring eight times. After an outstanding first half of the season, Toliver was named to the WNBA All-Star Game for the second time in her career and wasted no time making the most of the weekend. Toilver participated in the WNBA All-Star 2018: Three-Point Contest, finishing third. In the All-Star game itself, Toliver led all players with 23 points on 8-14 (.571) from the field and 7-11 (.636) from three-point range. Toliver’s strong play continued through the second half of the season and into the postseason, where she led Washington to the team’s first-ever WNBA Finals appearance. In Game 3 of the WNBA Finals, Toliver led Washington with 22 points and five assists.
- Started in all 33 of Washington’s regular season games and all nine postseason games.
- Averaged 32.9 minutes per game, ranking T-3rd in the WNBA and 1st on the Mystics
- One of six players in the WNBA to average 2+ 3-point field goals made per game.
- Ranked second on the team in scoring (13.9). Recorded 22 games with 10+ points, four games with 20+ points and one 30-point game.
- Averaged 4.4 assists per game, ranking 10th in the WNBA and 2nd on the Mystics.
- Shot 91.8% from the free-throw line, ranking 2nd in the WNBA and 1st on the Mystics.
- One of three Mystics to average over one steal per game (Sanders, Atkins).
- Made her second career appearance in the WNBA All-Star game, scoring a game-high 23 points, shooting 8-14 (.571) from the field and 7-11 (.636) from 3-point range.
- On June 13 against Connecticut, Toliver (20) and Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne (22) combined for 42 points in the first half, the most combined points by a pair of teammates in the first half in WNBA history.
- Scored 20+ points in two postseason games (9/2 vs. ATL and 9/12 vs. SEA).
- May 30 at Phoenix – Scored 30 points on 10-16 (.625) from the field, 4-7 (.571) from three-point range and 6-6 (1.000) from the free throw line.
- June 13 at Connecticut – Scored 20 of her 25 points in the first half, shooting 6-12 (.500) from three-point range in a win over the Sun.
- September 2 vs Atlanta – Led the Mystics with 22 points and seven assists in Game 4 of the WNBA Semifinals against Atlanta.
“I mean, you can’t be unsuccessful if you’re in the Finals. You have to think big picture, and this team made a lot of great strides from last year into this year. …It didn’t go our way, but you’ve got to keep things in perspective, and everybody else in the league wishes that they were playing tonight, and so we’re very aware of that and thankful that we were here, and we know we can improve. And so we will.” – Kristi Toliver after Finals loss on Sept. 12
Kristi has found herself on the otherside of the sideline as an assistant for the Washington Wizards.