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  • Catchings scores 26, Fever advance past Mystics

    BENJAMIN STANDIG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Tamika Catchings again did just about everything for the Indiana Fever, except for praising herself following a record-breaking night against the Washington Mystics. Catchings had 26 points and 11 rebounds as the Fever beat the Washington Mystics 81-76 to sweep the best-of-three series and advance to the Eastern…

  • Catchings leads Fever past Mystics 78-73 in Game 1

    JEFF SKIRVIN Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After struggling for nearly three full quarters, Tamika Catchings came through when the Indiana Fever needed her most. Catchings scored 14 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter, including several clutch baskets down the stretch, to lead the Fever to a 78-73 win over the Washington Mystics…

  • Liberty beat playoff-bound Mystics 73-61

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Plenette Pierson scored 20 points to help the New York Liberty snap a three-game losing streak and hamper the Washington Mystics’ playoff seeding with a 73-61 victory Saturday night. Ivory Latta scored 15 points for the Mystics (16-18), who needed a victory in its season finale plus additional help for a chance…

  • Mystics beat Sun, clinch WNBA playoff spot

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — This win was a little extra special for Washington coach Mike Thibault. Emma Meesseman had 16 points and seven rebounds, and the Mystics beat the Connecticut Sun 71-67 on Friday night to earn their second straight Eastern Conference playoff berth. Thibault coached the Sun for 10 seasons, winning two Eastern Conference…

  • Fowles scored 21, leads Sky past Mystics 72-69

    BENJAMIN STANDIG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 21 points and 16 rebounds and Elena Delle Donne scored 18 to lift the Chicago Sky past the Washington Mystics 72-69 on Wednesday. The Sky (15-17) improved to 5-1 since Delle Donne returned from a flare-up of Lyme disease, including two victories over the Mystics.…

  • Griffin leads Sun over Mystics, 89-81

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Reserve Kelsey Griffin’s follow shot at the end of regulation forced overtime and she added a 3-pointer late in the second overtime to lead Connecticut to an 89-81 victory over the Washington Mystics on Sunday. However, the Sun were eliminated from Eastern Conference playoff contention later Sunday after the Chicago Sky…

  • Vaughn helps Mystics beat Fever 74-61

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Washington Mystics have found their way back to a .500 record and gained a stronger hold on second place in the Eastern Conference. Kia Vaughn scored 22 points and Ivory Latta added 14 for the Mystics to help them beat Indiana 74-61 on Friday night. “(The Fever) play great defense. I…

  • Latta helps Mystics rout Liberty 79-46

    BENJAMIN STANDIG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Mystics avenged a disappointing loss and improved their position in the Eastern Conference on the same night. Ivory Latta scored 16 points, Kia Vaughn had 12 and the Mystics beat the New York Liberty 79-46 on Tuesday. The second-place Mystics (14-15) stopped a two-game slide and…

  • Delle Donne scores 21, Sky beat Mystics 76-65

    JACK McCARTHY Associated Press ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne is starting to work her way back into form and the Chicago Sky are going to need their young star if they hope to make a playoff push. Delle Donne scored 21 points in her second game back after a recurrence of Lyme disease…

  • Charles, Rodgers help Liberty beat Mystics in OT

    DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Laimbeer and his New York Liberty are in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff chase. With only a few games separating second and sixth place, every game is important. So the veteran coach knows that any loss could be devastating to the team’s playoff…

  • Latta leads streaking Mystics past sliding Dream

    The Washington Mystics are hitting their stride as the regular season winds down.

  • Mystics survive bad 4th quarter to beat Shock

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivory Latta scored 17 points and the Washington Mystics held off the Tulsa Shock 82-77 on Friday night despite making only one field goal in the fourth quarter. Monique Currie scored 16 points — all on free throws — for Washington (12-13). The Mystics have won three in a row and five…

  • Ruffin-Pratt scores career-high 18 in Mystics win

    CURTIS ZUPKE Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Washington Mystics had enough energy left at the end of a long road trip to head into the WNBA All-Star break on a high note. Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored a career-high 18 points and Monique Currie added 16 as Washington beat the Los Angeles Sparks 79-75 on…

  • Griner dunks again as Mercury beat Mystics 90-78

    PHOENIX (AP) — With a spark from Brittney Griner, in the form of her second dunk of the year, the Phoenix Mercury continued on its roll. Griner scored 16 points, including the dunk during a key fourth-quarter stretch, as the Mercury extended their franchise-record winning streak to 11 games with a 90-78 win Tuesday night…

  • Mystics hand Shock sixth straight home loss

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Washington Mystics used balanced scoring, good shooting and solid rebounding to get another road win. Emma Meesseman and Ivory Latta scored 15 points each to lead the Mystics to a 91-74 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Saturday night. Kara Lawson had 14 points, Kia Vaughn added 12 points and…