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It may have taken five years, but Alana Beard (pictured) is finally playing to the potential that the Mystics saw in her when they made her the second pick in the 2004 draft out of Duke. With averages of 25.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 3.0 steals against the Dream and the Sky last week, Beard kept the Mystics atop the East standings and helped herself to conference Player of the Week honors.

Next three: 6/25 vs. Phoenix; 6/27 at Chicago; 6/30 at San Antonio

Text: Andrew Lawrence
Photo: Ned Dishman/NBAE/Getty Images

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