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Game Thread: Storm (25-5) at Mystics (18-12)

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Who: The Washington Mystics host the Seattle Storm

What: The league-leading Seattle Storm are torn between resting their starters for the playoffs and maintaining momentum into the post-season. The Washington Mystics are in a dead heat in the Eastern conference fighting for playoff position, so every victory counts.

Where: The Verizon Center, Washington, DC || Live Access

When: 4:00 p.m. ET

The Story:

Storm-Mystics Preview
The Seattle Storm were fighting for the top seed in the Western Conference in their last visit to the Verizon Center. Seattle already has that spot locked up as it makes this season's trip to the nation's capital.

Mystics Sneak Past Lynx, Prepare for Impending Storm
No one on the Mystics team will tell you that their 61-58 victory over the Minnesota Lynx was pretty. In fact, forward Crystal Langhorne admits, "It was a really ugly game, and just the fact that we won is great for our confidence. I mean, it was terrible. Turnovers, missed shots, and we still came out with the win."

Sun rout Storm 88-68
Asjha Jones scored 19 points and the Connecticut Sun kept their slim playoff hopes alive with an 88-68 win over the Seattle Storm on Friday night.

Harding has become steadying force for Mystics
When the Mystics need guard Lindsey Harding to pass the ball, she does. But Harding also has provided a scoring spark during Washington's playoff push.