It's hard to believe, but it's here. The Mystics' last regular season home game. The Atlanta Dream at 7 PM. Fan Apprecation Day. Hoopla, fun and prizes!
And a great deal at stake. In the span of just a few short days, the game of musical chairs being played out in the Eastern Conference by five teams for three playoff spots has now been reduced to two teams fighting over one last chair.
When the Dream beat the Sun last night, they not only secured a franchise-first playoff berth for themselves and knocked Connecticut out of the running, but they also guaranteed a playoff berth for Detroit, which wasn't even playing last night! (Please don't ask us to explain, but it involves another application of the brain-numbing three-way tie-break rule. Just trust on this. Well, at least trust the WNBA.)
That leaves the Mystics and the Sky in contention for the one remaining playoff spot. And in order to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Mystics must beat Atlanta today. It's that simple.
Go Mystics! Beat the Dream!