The Washington Times - September 13, 2009, 04:48AM

Thanks to their win against Atlanta and Chicago’s loss to Detroit Saturday, the Mystics have clinched a playoff berth. It will be their first appearance in the postseason since 2006.

The Mystics (16-17) own the tiebreaker over the Sky (16-18), so the result of Sunday’s game against New York won’t affect the playoff picture.


Lindsey Harding scored a game-high 25 points to lead Washington past Atlanta Saturday night, which clinched the second seed in the East on Friday. The Dream will take on the Shock in the other Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.