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The Mystics clinch No. 1 seed in the 2019 WNBA Playoffs

The Chicago Sky defeated the Connecticut Sun 109-104 on Sep. 6, which finally allows the Mystics a chance to celebrate a historic accomplishment!

Dallas Wings v Washington Mystics
Elena Delle Donne and Aerial Powers celebrate a Mystics win. Now, they can celebrate finishing the WNBA season on top!
Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

The Washington Mystics have been battling the Connecticut Sun for the top seed in the 2019 WNBA Playoffs. But on Friday evening, Connecticut lost to the Chicago Sky 109-104 in overtime.

With the Sun loss, the Mystics are officially the top seed in the playoffs. I get that regular season championships mean little in American sports. But for a team that has struggled to be relevant in its own league for most of its history, the Mystics have truly turned a corner over the past several seasons under Mike Thibault’s leadership.