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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…

Maryland’s Brenda Frese watches proudly as Terrapins thrive in the WNBA

Maryland’s Brenda Frese watches proudly as Terrapins thrive in the WNBA

WASHINGTON D.C. – With a warm personality and an infectious smile, Maryland’s Brenda Frese keeps the Terrapins among the crème of the crop of women’s college basketball. She arrived in College Park in 2002 and developed a culture of excellence…

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…

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…

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…

Washington survives Phoenix 99-93, Elena Delle Donne drops season-high 33 points

Washington survives Phoenix 99-93, Elena Delle Donne drops season-high 33 points

Video || Stats || Shot Charts WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Mystics (13-6) prevailed in a 99-93 nail biter over the Phoenix Mercury (10-9) Tuesday night at Entertainment and Sports Arena. “Our two stars made huge shots…and then we got…

Elena Delle Donne returns to homecourt in Washington Mystics 93-65 win over Atlanta Dream

Elena Delle Donne returns to homecourt in Washington Mystics 93-65 win over Atlanta Dream

Stats || Mystics Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON, D.C. – Cue those classic storylines about players dominating with masks due to facial injury. Washington forward Elena Delle Donne wore hers while leading the Washington Mystics to a 93–65 win over…

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…

Washington Mystics claim top spot in the league, earn fifth straight win after eclipsing the Sun

Washington Mystics claim top spot in the league, earn fifth straight win after eclipsing the Sun

Stats || Shot Charts WASHINGTON – Entertainment and Sports Arena’s sellout crowd of 4,200 fans said it best. “We’re number one! We’re number one!” Fans yelled the phrase while the game’s last seconds ticked away. The crowd cheered the Washington…

Washington begins road trip with rout of Los Angeles, 81-52, spoils Candace Parker’s season debut

Washington begins road trip with rout of Los Angeles, 81-52, spoils Candace Parker’s season debut

Notes || Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – The season debut of Candace Parker didn’t exactly go as envisioned for the Los Angeles Sparks. Instead, it looked a lot like the last time they faced the Washington Mystics, when…

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’s Delle Donne and Atkins score 25 points apiece for 88-72 win over Chicago

Washington’s Delle Donne and Atkins score 25 points apiece for 88-72 win over Chicago

WASHINGTON – The Washington Mystics (13-8) defended Capital One Arena against the Chicago Sky (7-14), defeating them 88-72 in front 5,858 fans Friday evening. “A win is a win,” Washington head coach Mike Thibault said. “I thought that that was…

Washington takes first place in the East after defeating Connecticut 92-80

Washington takes first place in the East after defeating Connecticut 92-80

WASHINGTON – The Washington Mystics (9-5) met the Connecticut Sun (8-6) for the third time this season. The winner would rule the East and take a one-win advantage for first place. “I think it is a rivalry,” Washington head coach…

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…

Washington Mystics find consistency, blow past Seattle Storm 100-70

Washington Mystics find consistency, blow past Seattle Storm 100-70

FEELIN' ? #MysticsStorm #EyesUpDC pic.twitter.com/VAS4zCAZSU — Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) June 27, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Mystics evened the game series with the Seattle Storm at 1-1 after a 100-70 win at the Verizon Center Tuesday afternoon on “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…

Sparks topple Lynx to win WNBA Championship, victory seals a banner season for Ogwumike and Parker

Sparks topple Lynx to win WNBA Championship, victory seals a banner season for Ogwumike and Parker

Photos © Lee Michaelson, all right reserved The Los Angeles Sparks won the 2016 WNBA Championship, 77-76, on a shot from MVP Nneka Ogwumike with 3.1 seconds left in the Game 5 of the best-of-five Finals Thursday night at the…