Bria Hartley scored 16 points and the Washington Mystics held off a late Chicago rally for a 72-65 victory on Wednesday in front of a Sky record 16,402 fans.
Minnesota, which has home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, is once again the favorite when the WNBA postseason opens Thursday.
Every team in the WNBA's Eastern Conference has some definite positives. But it's unclear who really might be the best.
After six seasons but no playoff appearances, Chicago revamped its roster. Coach Pokey Chatman hopes the experienced veterans help the Sky reach new limits.
Sylvia Fowles had 26 points and 11 rebounds to help the Chicago Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 92-80 on Thursday night.
Seimone Augustus was named the WNBA Rookie of the Year on Sunday and Connecticut Sun head coach Mike Thibault was named Coach of the Year.