PTS 17 – 2x
REB 7 – vs. NY 7/5/18
AST 10 – vs. NY 7/5/18
FGM 8 – vs. MIN 6/7/18
STL 3 – vs. CON 6/3/18
BLK 1 – 4x
MIN 37 – vs. PHX 8/7/18
In her fourth year with the team, Natasha Cloud had a breakout season. After not getting a single start in the 2017 season, Cloud’s impressive play off the bench early in the season quickly elevated her to the starting lineup. During the regular season, Cloud posted career highs in minutes played, field goal percentage, 3-point field goal percentage, points, rebounds and assists per game. Cloud orchestrated one of the league’s best offenses, leading the Mystics in assists, and delivered some of her most memorable moments when the game was on the line, including a game-winning jumper as time expired against Los Angeles. While Cloud meant business on the court, she was still a party on the sideline, never missing an opportunity to have lighten the mood. She could be found dancing on the sidelines during a game delay, singing (read: screaming) at the top of her lungs or joking around with teammates and fans. On and off the court, ‘Tash had us all on Cloud Nine this season.
- Averaged 4.6 assists per game, leading the Mystics and ranking ninth in the WNBA.
- Shot 38.6% from 3-point range, ranking third on the Mystics and 15th in the WNBA.
- Led the team in scoring twice – June 7 vs. Minnesota (17 points) and July 11 vs. Atlanta (17 points)
- 15-7 with Cloud in the starting lineup
- Recorded the two highest assist totals for a Mystics player this season – 10 (July 5 vs. New York) and 9 (June 7 vs. Minnesota)
- Ranked third on the team with 26.5 minutes per game, trailing only All-Stars Elena Delle Donne and Kristi Toliver.
- Scored 13 points in three separate postseason games, a new career playoff high.
- Recorded four games this postseason with 10+ points and 5+ assists.
- July 5 vs. New York – Recorded her first career double-double — a 10-point, 10-assist performance against the Liberty at Capital One Arena. Cloud also grabbed a season-high seven rebounds.
- August 17 vs. Los Angeles – Kept alive Washington’s eight-game winning streak with a buzzer-beating mid-range jumper, propelling the Mystics to a 69-67 victory.
- August 23 vs. Los Angeles – In Washington’s postseason opener, a 96-64 win over the Sparks, Cloud set career playoff highs in points (13), assists (7) and rebounds (5).
“My teammates . . . they were confident in me even though I was shooting like booty. Every time I came to the sideline, they were telling me to be confident, trusting the work that I put in the offseason.” – Natasha Cloud after her game winning buzzer beater, 8/17/18
Natasha will be staying in the Washington, DC area and making appearances on behalf of the Mystics.