Mike Thibault

Washington Mystics point guard Natasha Cloud high-fives her teammates as she is introduced in the starting lineup before a game against the Seattle Storm at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C., on July 30, 2022. (Photo credit: Domenic Allegra)

‘Warrior’ Natasha Cloud can’t save Washington Mystics from painful playoff exit

By Jenn Hatfield / August 23, 2022

‘They were just a little bit better all the way around’

Washington Mystics guard Ariel Atkins kneels on the court after failing to prevent an errant pass from going out of bounds.

Film room: How the Storm defense stonewalled the Mystics in Game 1

By Em Adler / August 20, 2022

There truly are no answers for the Storm defense

Washington Mystics forward/guard Elena Delle Donne (11) shoots over Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) during a game at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C., on July 30, 2022. (Photo credit: Domenic Allegra)

Finally healthy for the playoffs, Elena Delle Donne has a ‘dominating’ Game 1 performance

By Jenn Hatfield / August 19, 2022

But Delle Donne and the Mystics couldn’t write the storybook ending

Washington Mystics forward Myisha Hines-Allen drives to the basket during a game against the Las Vegas Aces at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 2, 2022. (Photo credit: Domenic Allegra)

How Washington’s Myisha Hines-Allen found her footing in a season of adjustments

By Jenn Hatfield / August 18, 2022

Hines-Allen has filled practically every role for the Mystics this season, and now she’s putting them all together to be her best self

Washington Mystics center/forward Shakira Austin celebrates an and-one against the Connecticut Sun at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C., on June 19, 2022. (Photo credit: Domenic Allegra)

Mystics rookie Shakira Austin is ‘radiating’ confidence

By Jenn Hatfield / August 9, 2022

‘She oozes talent’

Joni Taylor recently won a gold medal with the Under-18 team in FIBA Americas play and will be an assistant coach for Team USA at the FIBA World Cup. (Photo courtesy of USA Basketball)

What Lawson, Taylor and Thibault bring to USA Basketball staff for the World Cup

By Scott Mammoser / August 6, 2022

The trio will join head coach Cheryl Reeve on the sidelines in Australia

Washington Mystics players Natasha Cloud (far left), Alysha Clark (22), Elena Delle Donne (11) and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (32) confer during a game against the Minnesota Lynx at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C., on July 17, 2022. (Photo credit: Domenic Allegra)

Are the Washington Mystics ready for the playoffs?

By Jenn Hatfield / July 29, 2022

Currently tied for fourth, the Mystics have a big opportunity this week to improve their playoff seed — and answer some lingering questions

New mural of Brittney Griner and other wrongful detainees has Washington Mystics’ fingerprints on it

By Jenn Hatfield / July 23, 2022

The Mystics’ Elizabeth Williams and Natasha Cloud helped put the mural up, and several members of the New York Liberty attended the unveiling in Washington

Chicago head coach James Wade stands in front of the scorer's table, looking towards the halfcourt, where an out-of-focus Sky combo forward Rebekah Gardner and Connecticut Sun big Alyssa Thomas stand

Why James Wade has already captured the Executive of the Year award

By James Kay / July 19, 2022

Offseason moves paying dividends for Chicago’s present and future

Washington Mystics point guard Rui Machida laughs on the bench during a game against the Atlanta Dream at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C., on June 28, 2022. (Photo credit: Domenic Allegra)

‘A phenomenal, phenomenal human being’: How the Mystics celebrate Rui Machida

By Jenn Hatfield / July 19, 2022

‘When she comes into the game, it’s energy’