After finishing with just two victories last season, the Liberty are back in the WNBA playoffs for the first time since 2017 because the Sparks and Mystics both lost on Sunday.
— Aerial Powers scored 27 points and the Minnesota Lynx made four free throws in the final 30 seconds to knock the Washington Mystics out of playoff contention with an 83-77 win on Sunday, the final day of the WNBA season.
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— Natasha Howard scored 24 points, Sabrina Ionescu added 22 and the New York Liberty keep alive their playoff hopes with a 91-80 victory over the Washington Mystics on Friday night.
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— Tina Charles had 31 points, 10 rebounds and five assists to help the Washington Mystics beat the Chicago Sky 79-71 on Sunday.
— Tina Charles had 26 points and 16 rebounds and the Washington Mystics beat the Atlanta Dream 82-74 on Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
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— Jewell Loyd scored 20 points, Sue Bird added 14 points and seven assists and the Seattle Storm cruised to a 105-71 win over the Washington Mystics on Tuesday night.
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— Napheesa Collier scored 21 points and Aerial Powers added 20 to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Washington Mystics 93-75 on Saturday night.
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— Jonquel Jones scored 21 of her career-high tying 31 points in the first half and Connecticut beat the Washington Mystics 85-75 on Tuesday night for the Sun's ninth straight victory.
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— Natasha Cloud scored 21 points and Shavonte Zellous hit a pair of free throws with 4.7 seconds left to cap a second-half comeback in the Washington Mystics' 76-75 victory over the Dallas Wings on Saturday night.
After leaving Thursday night's game for precautionary reasons, Mystics star Elena Delle Donne is considered day-to-day and did not play Saturday against Dallas.
Mystics coach Mike Thibault said the team will assess Elena Delle Donne's status Friday. She left Thursday's game early after fighting to secure a rebound of her own missed shot.
— Arike Ogunbowale scored 29 points with nine assists, Isabelle Harrison had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the Dallas Wings beat the shorthanded Washington Mystics 82-77 on Thursday night.
Washington Mystics center Tina Charles, who leads the WNBA in scoring at 25.4 points per game, is expected to miss the next three to five games with a left gluteal strain.
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