Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne and guard Brittney Sykes lock eyes and shout. Guard Natasha Cloud pats Delle Donne on the chest.

What clinching a playoff berth means to injury-plagued Washington Mystics

By Jenn Hatfield / September 8, 2023

‘This has been a storm of a season’

With the arena dark for pregame introductions, Washington Mystics guard Brittney Sykes smiles and high-fives her teammates as her name is called.

‘Now look what I can do’: How Brittney Sykes has realized her potential with Washington Mystics

By Jenn Hatfield / July 31, 2023

‘I’m in a place where what I see in the mirror, somebody else sees’

Washington Mystics guard Brittney Sykes rises for a driving right-handed layup as Indiana Fever forward/center Aliyah Boston extends her right arm to contest the shot.

Known for her defense, Brittney Sykes is settling in offensively for Washington Mystics

By Jenn Hatfield / July 8, 2023

Sykes had a career night on Friday and has been on a scoring tear lately

Washington Mystics guard Ariel Atkins runs back on defense and points with her right hand to an unpictured teammate, crediting her for an assist.

Even in defeat, Washington Mystics show newfound consistency, offensive improvement

By Jenn Hatfield / June 26, 2023

Sunday’s scoreboard doesn’t tell the full story of Mystics’ growth this season

Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd drives past Las Vegas Aces guard Jackie Young in a WNBA game.

Sunday Notes, Week 5: What makes a good or bad offense, featuring Seattle and Atlanta — plus Jewell Loyd

By Em Adler / June 25, 2023

Sunday Notes, your weekly journey into trends and analysis around the WNBA for this week

Five Washington Mystics players stand on the court waiting for action to resume. Their facial expressions are neutral to dissatisfied.

What explains the Washington Mystics’ early-season inconsistency?

By Jenn Hatfield / June 13, 2023

They’ve been up and down from quarter to quarter this season — but there’s still time to fix it

Washington Mystics center Shakira Austin elevates and shoots the ball with her right hand as Connecticut Sun forward Brionna Jones closely contests.

Career-high performance shows how Shakira Austin could unlock Mystics’ offense

By Jenn Hatfield / May 22, 2023

‘She’s spinning and shaking and all that stuff’s coming out’

Washington Mystics players and staff stand in a loose circle at halfcourt and talk at the end of a practice.

2023 WNBA season preview: Washington Mystics

By Jenn Hatfield / May 15, 2023

‘Underdog’ Mystics could challenge WNBA’s superteams with elite defense, improved offense

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

While standing firmly on the ground, Dallas Wings center Teaira McCowan holds her right arm out to her side and blocks a layup attempt from a mid-air, out-of-control Minnesota Lynx off-ball guard Aerial Powers

What’s behind Aerial Powers’ offensive struggles?

By Lucas Seehafer / July 2, 2022

Powers is in the middle of the worst offensive season of her career. But her good moments suggest how she can right the ship