‘Run it back’: Mystics celebrate 1st championship Friday

The Washington Mystics are partying hard in celebration of their first ever WNBA championship win, and the team wants all its fans to come out and join in on the fun.

The celebration, scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Entertainment Sports and Arena comes less than 24 hours from the Mystics’ 89-78 victory over the Connecticut Sun in Game 5 of the WNBA Finals.

The Mystics have multiple players committed to playing internationally, thus the short turnaround to their long-awaited championship.

The Washington Mystics, left, celebrates as time runs out in Game 5 of basketball’s WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Washington.

Washington Mystics forward LaToya Sanders (30), forward Elena Delle Donne (11), center Emma Meesseman (33) and others celebrate after Game 5 of basketball’s WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 in Washington.

Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne, right, shoots during the first half of Game 5 of basketball’s WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Washington.

Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas, right, shoots past Washington Mystics forward LaToya Sanders during the first half of Game 5 of basketball’s WNBA Finals, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Washington.

Washington Mystics guard Ariel Atkins, left, Connecticut Sun guard Courtney Williams and Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud watch as the ball heads out of bounds during the first half of Game 5 of basketball’s WNBA Finals, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Washington.

Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones, left, celebrates after her basket during the first half of Game 5 of basketball’s WNBA Finals against the Washington Mystics, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Washington.

Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones, left, and Connecticut Sun guard Courtney Williams, right, combine to guard Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne, center, during the first half of Game 5 of basketball’s WNBA Finals, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Washington.

Washington Mystics center Emma Meesseman, left, and Connecticut Sun guard Courtney Williams go for the ball during the first half of Game 5 of basketball’s WNBA Finals, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Washington.

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.

The Washington Mystics celebrate after they beat the Connecticut Sun in Game 5 of basketball’s WNBA Finals, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Washington.

Washington Mystics center Emma Meesseman, left, goes to the basket against Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones, bottom right, in the first half of Game 5 of basketball’s WNBA Finals, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Washington.

Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne, center, shoots in front of Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones (42) and forward Alyssa Thomas (25) in the first half of Game 5 of basketball’s WNBA Finals, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Washington.

Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne, left, goes to the basket as Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones defends during the first half of Game 5 of basketball’s WNBA Finals, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Washington. Delle Donne was fouled on the play.

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