Mystics Secure Third Seed for 2013 Playoffs

Team to Face Atlanta; Game Two of Series on Saturday at Verizon Center

Washington, D.C. – The Washington Mystics (17-17) will open the 2013 postseason against the Atlanta Dream (17-17) on Thursday, Sept. 19, in Atlanta at 8:00 pm.

The Mystics will host the Dream on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Verizon Center. Tipoff is at 7:00 pm. Game Three, if necessary, will be on Monday, Sept. 22 at Philips Arena at 7:00 pm.

Under the leadership of Head Coach/General Manager Mike Thibault, the Mystics have returned to the playoffs after a two-year absence. Washington secured the third seed following a 70-52 victory over the New York Liberty.

Tickets for the Washington Mystics First Round playoff games start at $12 and are currently on sale on www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-877-DC-HOOP-1. Following is the first round playoff schedule for the Eastern Conference:

Game 1 – Thu. Sept. 19 Washington at Atlanta 8:00PM ESPN2
Game 2 – Sat. Sept. 21 Atlanta at Washington 7:00PM NBA TV
Game 3 * Mon. Sept. 23 Washington at Atlanta TBD TBD
* If Necessary

The WNBA’s Washington Mystics are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The group also owns and operates the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals and Verizon Center – the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University's Patriot Center.