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Washington Mystics claim their first WNBA title, defeating the Connecticut Sun 89-78 in Game 5

Washington Mystics claim their first WNBA title, defeating the Connecticut Sun 89-78 in Game 5

WASHINGTON D.C. – Operation #RunItBack is complete. For the first time in franchise history, the Washington Mystics are WNBA Champions, taking down the Connecticut Sun 89-78 in a Game 5, winner-take-all match to claim the 2019 Finals. The league’s 2019…

Ahead of Game 3 Washington has a big question mark and Connecticut feels good

Ahead of Game 3 Washington has a big question mark and Connecticut feels good

Maryland’s Brenda Frese watches proudly as Terrapins thrive in the WNBA WASHINGTON D.C. – The WNBA hosted a teleconference call for media Thursday morning to discuss topics heading into game three of the 2019 Finals. The call included Connecticut’s coach…

Jonquel Jones sets records as Connecticut splits Finals series 1-1 with 99-87 win over Washington

Jonquel Jones sets records as Connecticut splits Finals series 1-1 with 99-87 win over Washington

Jonquel Jones led the Connecticut Sun in evening up the 2019 WNBA Finals with a 32-point, 18-rebound performance Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – In game two of the WNBA Finals, the missing piece of Connecticut Sun’s puzzle finally…

Ariel Atkins shines as Washington takes game 1 of WNBA Finals topping Sun 95-86

Ariel Atkins shines as Washington takes game 1 of WNBA Finals topping Sun 95-86

Mystics forward Ariel Atkins scored 21 points, the most points she has scored in a game this postseason Notes || Shot Charts || Box score || WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert’s pre-game press conference WASHINGTON D.C. – Second-year Mystics forward Ariel…

Emma Meesseman leads Washington in 103-91 win over Aces, Mystics take 2-0 lead in semifinal series

Emma Meesseman leads Washington in 103-91 win over Aces, Mystics take 2-0 lead in semifinal series

Emma Meesseman has a career night as Washington tops Las Vegas for 2-0 series lead Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – With a sea of scarlet pom poms, red blinking wristbands and a sell out 4,200 crowd in Entertainment…

The good, bad and ugly about Washington surviving Las Vegas, 97-95, kicking off semifinal series

The good, bad and ugly about Washington surviving Las Vegas, 97-95, kicking off semifinal series

Meesseman has playoff career high as Mystics survive Aces in semifinals game one Notes || Shot Charts || Draft Lottery Results WASHINGTON D.C. – Sixteen lead changes and ten ties had the 3,968 fans in Entertainment and Sports Arena on…

Run it Back: Washington Mystics excited for first semifinal battle against Las Vegas

Run it Back: Washington Mystics excited for first semifinal battle against Las Vegas

Washington D.C. – The Washington Mystics’ “Run it Back” campaign to avenge their 2018 Finals loss shifts into the postseason Tuesday night. Entertainment and Sports Arena welcomes the Las Vegas Aces to face off with the Mystics at 8:30 p.m…

Emma Meesseman shines as Washington bests Dallas 86-73, Mystics lock up top seed

Emma Meesseman shines as Washington bests Dallas 86-73, Mystics lock up top seed

Mystics secure No. 1 seed in playoffs Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics defeated the Dallas Wings 86-73 Friday night in Entertainment and Sports Arena. The contest, Washington’s second-to-last game before postseason, had playoff implications. The…

Washington Mystics cruise past Los Angeles Sparks 95-66, hold steady in first place

Washington Mystics cruise past Los Angeles Sparks 95-66, hold steady in first place

Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. — The Washington Mystics dominated the Los Angeles Sparks 95-66 in a highly anticipated matchup Tuesday night in Entertainment and Sports Arena. “We were into them and how to defend them,” Washington head coach…

Washington Mystics bounce back to top New York 101-72, return to first place

Washington Mystics bounce back to top New York 101-72, return to first place

Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics (21-8) returned to the winning column with a 101–72 victory over the New York Liberty (9-20) Sunday afternoon at Entertainment and Sports Arena. “It’s a nice bounce back win after…

Well-rounded Washington Mystics cruise to 107-68 win over Indiana Fever for sixth straight victory

Well-rounded Washington Mystics cruise to 107-68 win over Indiana Fever for sixth straight victory

The Mystics made a WNBA-record 18 threes in victory over the Fever WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sunday afternoon the Washington Mystics defeated the Indiana Fever 107-68 at Entertainment and Sports Arena, setting league highs and breaking records. “The world looks really…

With four straight wins, Washington back in first place with nine games remaining

With four straight wins, Washington back in first place with nine games remaining

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics (18-7) won the season series against the Seattle Storm (14-11) with an 88-59 victory in the third matchup this season between the teams Wednesday evening at Entertainment and Sports Arena. “As a coach, you…

Mystics fight off injury bug for 101-78 win over Lynx

Mystics fight off injury bug for 101-78 win over Lynx

Emma Meesseman and Elena Delle Donne pace Mystics over Lynx Stats || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – A shorthanded Washington Mystics bested the Minnesota Lynx 101-78 Sunday afternoon at Entertainment and Sports Arena. “I told our team this is the…

Las Vegas Aces extend winning streak to five behind Colson’s 17 points, Mystics drop third straight without Delle Donne

Las Vegas Aces extend winning streak to five behind Colson’s 17 points, Mystics drop third straight without Delle Donne

Stats || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – The Las Vegas Aces defeated the Washington Mystics 85-81, earning their fifth straight win and holding steady at first place in the WNBA. “Second half, our starters had energy,” Las Vegas head coach…

Connecticut tops short-handed Washington in season opener, 84-69

Connecticut tops short-handed Washington in season opener, 84-69

Connecticut Sun earns win in season opener against Washington Mystics Shot Charts The Connecticut Sun entered the WNBA regular season on a high note defeating the short-handed Washington Mystics 84-69 Saturday evening in front of 7,913 fans at Mohegan Sun…

With multiple weapons, Washington Mystics ready to live up to championship expectations

With multiple weapons, Washington Mystics ready to live up to championship expectations

WASHINGTON – The Sunday night before the Washington Mystics held media day, the team watched a video of the Seattle Storm celebrating a third WNBA title after beating the Mystics at nearby George Mason University. Seattle swept Washington in the…

Washington Mystics forward Emma Meesseman to miss 2018 WNBA season, will prepare for World Cup with Belgian National Team

The Washington Mystics announced today that Emma Meesseman will not play in the WNBA during the 2018 season. She will return in 2019. “Emma has played year-round for almost six consecutive years, without time to rest her body from the…

Washington Mystics forward Emma Meesseman: Belgium’s best and a WNBA rising star

Washington Mystics forward Emma Meesseman: Belgium’s best and a WNBA rising star

Breakfast in three different cities three days in a row, a historic milestone for her native country in EuroBasket and the successful addition of new dimensions to her game were all elements of Washington Mystics forward Emma Meesseman’s unique transatlantic…

Washington Mystics overcome injury bug, rout out Atlanta Dream 100-96 in OT “gut check” contest

MYSTICS WIN IN OVERTIME!!! pic.twitter.com/dV1wkYt2C4 — Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) July 19, 2017 WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics overcame adverse circumstances of injuries and shaky chemistry with a 100-96 overtime win against the Atlanta Dream in front of 15,597 camp…

Mystics optimistic as they begin three-game road trip at Sparks

Mystics optimistic as they begin three-game road trip at Sparks

One last round of practice before we hit the West Coast ?? #EyesUpDC #WheelsUpDC ? pic.twitter.com/GT1t4tQjQ4 — Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) May 17, 2017 The Washington Mystics begin a three-game road trip Friday starting with a matchup against the Los Angeles…

Elena Delle Donne meets expectations in season debut, helps lift Mystics over Stars

Elena Delle Donne meets expectations in season debut, helps lift Mystics over Stars

WASHINGTON – The Washington Mystics started the season off on a winning note with an 89-74 home win over the San Antonio Stars Sunday afternoon in front of 6,126 fans. “I thought we did a lot of good things,” Mystics…

Dishin & Swishin 9/17/15 Podcast: Breaking down the conference semifinals with Lin Dunn and  Chiney Ogwumike

Dishin & Swishin 9/17/15 Podcast: Breaking down the conference semifinals with Lin Dunn and Chiney Ogwumike

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). The roundtable discussions are some of the most popular and listened to shows from the Dishin & Swishin…

Alex Bentley’s career-high 31 points helps Sun trump Mystics, 86-72

Alex Bentley’s career-high 31 points helps Sun trump Mystics, 86-72

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Alex Bentley scored a career-high 31 points, including ten in the first quarter and eleven in the fourth quarter, to lead the Connecticut Sun (11-9) past the Washington Mystics,86-72, Friday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. With the win,…

Dishin & Swishin 7/09/15 Podcast: Mike Thibault hopes Mystics’ blend of youth and veterans will take the WNBA Eastern Conference

Dishin & Swishin 7/09/15 Podcast: Mike Thibault hopes Mystics’ blend of youth and veterans will take the WNBA Eastern Conference

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). Mike Thibault is a coach that never shied away from youth. In Connecticut, his Sun team traded established…

Mystics clinch playoff spot with 71-67 victory over determined Sun

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – With more to gain by losing than winning, the Connecticut Sun still played determined basketball, but came up short to the visiting Mystics, 71-67. Washington clinched a playoff spot. With the loss, the Sun gained two draft…