Atlanta had the worst road record of any team in the playoffs. But with their season on the line, the Dream dominated cold-shooting Washington to force their Eastern Conference semifinals to a decisive Game 3.
Ivory Latta set the tone all evening both offensively and defensively to help Washington upset Atlanta on the road to take a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The Dream have home-court advantage, but the Mystics might have more momentum when Washington and Atlanta clash in the first round.
Behind a roster that includes players like 11-year veteran Michelle Snow and rookie Tayler Hill, the Mystics have new life in 2013 under relocated coach Mike Thibault.
As espnW.com previews the 2013 WNBA season, Mechelle Voepel takes a look at the Washington Mystics.