Delle Donne Game 5

Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne, right, drives against Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas during the first half of Game 5 of basketball's WNBA Finals, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Elena Delle Donne hit the go-ahead jumper and hit a three-pointer during a crucial fourth quarter run as the Washington Mystics rallied past Connecticut 89-78 to win their first WNBA title.

Playing 37 of the 40 minutes despite dealing with a herniated disc in her back suffered earlier in the series, Delle Donne joined with Emma Meesseman to form a crucial 1-2 punch in the final minutes.

Connecticut took a 1-point lead at the half, and stretched the lead to as many as  in the 3rd quarter before the Mystics slowly worked their way back into the game.

After the Mystics had taken a lead in the final quarter, Connecticut's Courtney Williams tied the game at 72 with 5:39 left on a jumper, but Delle Donne hit a 9-foot jumper on the next trip to give Washington the lead for good.

Kristi Toliver followed with a jumper, Delle Donne hit a three-pointer, and then Meeseman's short jumper pushed the run to 8-0.

Washington hit their free throws down the stretch as the Sun could get no closer than 6 points, and the Mystics and Delle Donne could each celebrate their first title.

Delle Donne finished with 21 Points, 9 Rebounds, 2 Blocks as the WNBA MVP picked up her first league championship.