2014 Washington Mystics Season StoryStream

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Ivory Latta has a sick crossover

Move over Bria Hartley!

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Catchings leads Fever to Game 1 win over Mystics

For a sec there, the Mystics looked like they were gonna win. But no cigar.

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It's Mike Thibault's 32nd wedding anniversary

From Carly Thibault's Instagram account. She is Thibault's daughter and an assistant coach at Eastern Michigan.

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Mystics look to make noise in the 2014 Playoffs

The Washington Mystics have made their second straight WNBA playoff appearance. Let's see what they need in order to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2002.

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The Top 10 plays of the regular season

This video from the WNBA's YouTube channel shows the top ten plays of the regular season. The #1 play is Lynx G Seimone Augustus with her game-winning putback against the Fever. #2 shows Sparks G Kristi Toliver stroking a game-winning ice-cold three against the Connecticut Sun. #3 shows Mystics G Bria Hartley who uh ... you know.

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Stewie was in D.C. to see the Mystics game

UConn junior forward Breanna Stewart and her boyfriend, Villanova senior forward JayVaughn Pinkston came to see the Washington Mystics (Breanna Stewart's former teammates, Bria Hartley and Stefanie Dolson play for them). I found it interesting that it appears to be taken from the second level, which is closed off unless in the case of a lower bowl sellout, however, maybe there was a sellout, the attendance was in the 9,000's. And, there's also another thing: She could play here in the future.

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Mystics perform unacceptably in season finale

Pathetic performance by the Mystics. Especially the first half.

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The Eastern Conference playoff teams are set

We now know which teams are in the playoffs out East. Seeding is still in flux.

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N.Y. & D.C. fight for the playoffs or a draft pick

With the Indiana Fever defeating the New York Liberty, 76-63, this helped punch a ticket for Indy to make a 10th straight playoff appearance, and also allowed the Chicago Sky to earn consecutive playoff berths for the first time in franchise history.

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Fowles & Delle Donne lead Sky over the Mystics

The Eastern Conference playoff race just got tighter. And talent beats coaching when playoffs are on the line.

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Dolson will have a big opportunity Wednesday

It hurts that Vaughn's suspension will be on Wednesday during an important match against the Chicago Sky. But it's also an opportunity for another player who is a better fit for the team's long term plans.

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Sun beat Mystics in double overtime

The Connecticut Sun blew a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter Sunday against the Washington Mystics, but thanks in part to Kelsey Griffin, Connecticut managed to escape with a victory in double overtime.

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Hartley shows off her handles

No... it's not "The Crossover." But there are are many crossovers.

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Mystics win big vs. the Fever, 74-61

The Mystics believed that they were playing the Stephen A. Smiths.

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Mystics annihilate the Liberty, 79-46

A Monumental win for the team in Monumental Red.

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Q&A: Dolson on rookie year, purple hair, and POTUS

During the Washington Mystics' recent visit to Chicago, Stefanie Dolson chatted with Swish Appeal about her transition from college to the pros, her recent encounter with President Barack Obama, and the Mystics mindset heading into the playoffs.

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EDD scores 21 off the bench to lead Sky to a win

The Sky has a wire-to-wire win over the Mystics, and it shows that this team won't bow out of the playoff picture quietly.

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Liberty pull out a tough one

Just the Facts, Ma'am: It took buzzer-beaters, overtime, and getting back a lead as high as 15 points, but the New York Liberty pulled off an 80-76 win against the Washington Mystics. Tina Charles had 23 points and 12 rebounds, 19 and 7 of those in the first half. Kia Vaughn led Washington with 12 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists.

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Video: Alex Montgomery's buzzer beater

Video of Alex Montgomery's buzzer-beating shot at the end of the first half of the New York Liberty's 80-76 win over the Washington Mystics (via WNBA).

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Why are the Mystics surging in the East?

The Washington Mystics have won six of their last eight games, since Mike Thibault gave a notable press conference after a July 2 loss to the Indiana Fever. They now control their playoff destiny. What changed? We examine some statistical trends here.

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Mystics win FOURTH STRAIGHT GAME vs. ATLANTA!

I think the Mystics want to claim ownership of the #dcRising hashtag now.

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Ivory Latta had a recent cancer scare

The fiery DC point guard recently had a cancer scare. Glad you're ok, Ivory!

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Mystics sweep Shock, move to 2nd in the East

That's right folks. The Washington Mystics will have homecourt advantage in the playoffs if the season ended today.

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Vaughn videobombs Mystics game preview

Stefanie Dolson isn't the only one who's known to have fun on camera.

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Dolson sings "Respect" at Monumental Sports picnic

Watch Dolson singing to an Aretha Franklin classic here.

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Mystics sweep the Sparks in L.A.

The Washington Mystics squandered a 15-point second half lead, but held on to beat the L.A. Sparks 79-75 at Staples Center.

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Breaking down Griner's dunk on the Mystics

Here's a more detailed breakdown on how Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner made her fourth career WNBA dunk, this time on the Washington Mystics.

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Phoenix wins 11 straight, beats D.C. at home

I get to play the "they don't have enough talent" broken record again!

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Who will be the Mystics' #1 player in the future?

With the Washington Mystics in the middle of a youth movement made up of mostly mid-first round picks or lower, let's wonder who could be their superstar player when they are contending.

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Mystics blow out the Shock, 91-74

The Washington Mystics (9-12) had their statement win of the season by blowing out the Tulsa Shock (7-14) on the road.

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The Mystics didn't lose!

The last four and a half minutes of this game? Ugly for both teams.

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Notes from Saturday's Dream-Mystics game

A few numbers, and the complete press conferences from Atlanta assistant coach Karleen Thompson and Washington coach Mike Thibault.

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ATL has big 3rd quarter run to beat D.C.

The Atlanta Dream (12-5) continues to show why they are the team to beat in the East after an 86-73 win over the Washington Mystics (7-12) at Phillips Arena.

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Thibault talks style of play after D.C.'s loss to Indy

The second half of this game showed us the kind of basketball the Mystics should be playing on the offensive end of the floor. But the first half and the second quarter? Ugh.

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2014 Washington Mystics midseason grades & goals

After 17 games or exactly half of the regular season, we evaluate how the Washington Mystics are doing. We have individual grades, list which five players should have been on their All-Star ballot, and give their goals for the second half.

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Mystics lose to the Stars, 73-65

An early barrage of three pointers by the San Antonio Stars (8-8) set the tone of this game. They beat the Washington Mystics (7-10), 73-65 at Verizon Center.

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Mystics vs. Stars Final Score: S.A. wins 73-65

The Stars came out running in this one. The Mystics played catchup after that, I'll have more soon.

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Meesseman has career game, D.C. wins again, 69-63

Emma Meesseman beat the Connecticut Sun, 69-63. That is all.

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Dolson has big 4th quarter, leads D.C. to a win

The Washington Mystics (6-9) salvaged their four-game road trip with a 81-70 win over the San Antonio Stars (7-7) where Stefanie Dolson came huge late.

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Storm cut down Mystics in overtime

The Seattle Storm got out to a hot start and was able to make enough plays down the stretch to take down a game Washington Mystics team in a 89-86 OT victory Sunday evening.

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Tayler Hill may return in 2014 after all

The sophomore guard may be back with the team as soon as July according to a quote Mike Thibault gave to the Twin Cities media.

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Lynx sweep Mystics for the 2014 season, win 75-65

The Minnesota Lynx (10-4) had a wire-to-wire 75-65 win over the slumping Washington Mystics (5-8) to kick off a five-game stretch where they play four of those games at home.

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Hill delivers her baby son

Washington's sophomore guard is now officially a mother for the first time.

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ATL dominates the paint, beats D.C., 83-73

The Atlanta Dream (8-3) won its fifth straight game over the Washington Mystics (5-7) at home Wednesday, 83-73, by making points in the paint and overcoming an early three point barrage.

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ATL's 17 offensive boards fuel 75-67 win over D.C.

The Atlanta Dream (7-3) dominated the offensive glass, which helped them get a 75-67 win over the Washington Mystics (5-6) at the Verizon Center on Sunday.

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Mystics have big 4th quarter run to beat the Sky

The Washington Mystics (5-5) beat the Chicago Sky (5-5), 79-68, snapping a three-game losing streak. They also got their offense clicking once again, shooting 47.1% from the field while the Sky only made 38.2% of their shots.

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Mystics lose to the Mercury, fall below .500

The Washington Mystics have lost three straight games, and their last two were by double digits.

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Liberty bounce back big on Mystics

Just the Facts, Ma'am: 21 points from Cappie Pondexter led a crisp Liberty offense in an 81-64 romp over Washington. Tina Charles added 14 points and eight rebounds, and Anna Cruz filled the stat sheet with 10 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Kara Lawson had 17 off the bench for Washington, but no other Mystic mustered more than eight.

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Pondexter, Liberty embarrass the Mystics 81-64

Cappie Pondexter was huge with 21 points on 10-of-11 shooting, and the New York Liberty (3-5) embarrassed the Washington Mystics (4-4), 81-64.

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Bria Hartley's highlight crossover and layup

Bria Hartley crossed over Maggie Lucas and got an and-one layup. Watch the highlight here.

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Fever beats the Mystics, 64-61

The Indiana Fever (4-3) defeated the Washington Mystics (4-3), 64-61. The Fever was able to pull off a win thanks to a big third quarter run where Erlana Larkins scored 10 points in the period, and 13 points overall for the game.

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Whole lotta Latta late for Washington

Just the Facts, Ma'am: 10 first-quarter points from Kia Vaughn started it, and 10 fourth-quarter points from Ivory Latta finished Washington's 68-60 home win against New York. Latta finished with 15 to lead the Mystics, while Vaughn and Jelena Milovanovic each had 14. Cappie Pondexter led New York with 20.

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Latta takes over in Mystics' 68-60 win over NY

The Washington Mystics (2-2) got their first home win of the season by defeating the New York Liberty (2-3), 68-60. They did so under the hot hand of Ivory Latta, who scored 10 points in the last four minutes of the fourth quarter.

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Seattle more desperate in road win over D.C.

Here are some quick thoughts of Saturday's game between the Washington Mystics and the Seattle Storm.

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Mystics blow out Fever 79-63

The Washington Mystics (1-1) got their first victory of the season over the Indiana Fever (0-3), 79-63. Bria Hartley led all scorers with 15 points.

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Lynx beat Mystics in season opener

The Washington Mystics fell behind big time early, but they fought back and had a one point lead at one point in the fourth quarter. The Minnesota Lynx then took care of business from there and won 89-77.

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