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.
Minnesota, which has home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, is once again the favorite when the WNBA postseason opens Thursday.
Seeking to three-peat in the West and featuring four All-Stars, the first-place Lynx top our midseason grades for all the WNBA teams. The Sun and Mercury? Not so hot.
Mike Thibault has helped define coaching women's pro basketball. Now he's the winningest coach in WNBA history, surpassing Van Chancellor with a 212th career victory Saturday.
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.
Skylar Diggins had 11 assists in her home debut for Tulsa, but Ivory Latta, who left the Shock in the offseason, had the last laugh Monday, scoring 27 points to lead Washington to an overtime win.
The top four picks in the WNBA draft, including Brittney Griner, Elena Delle Donne and Skylar Diggins, will be on display in Monday's ESPN2 doubleheader.
As espnW.com previews the 2013 WNBA season, Mechelle Voepel takes a look at the Washington Mystics.
After 11 combined victories the past two seasons, new coach Mike Thibault and his players are out to turn around Washington.
With an infusion of talent, several teams are expected to step it up and some key coaching moves, the 2013 WNBA season promises to be a page-turner.
While many teams fared well in Monday's WNBA draft, no one did better than Bill Laimbeer and the New York Liberty.
Sure, we all know which three players will be drafted first Monday. But it's actually Washington's No. 4 pick that will dictate how the rest of the draft plays out.
Mike Thibault was the obvious choice to be hired as Washington's new coach and general manager. But while he's good, he's no miracle worker and needs time to right the franchise.
Alleged attack on Jennifer Lacy leaves fans of Chamique Holdsclaw worried and sad. The former WNBA star faces potential jail time.