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Mystics Knock Off West-Leading Lynx For Second Time In Four Days

The Washington Mystics are in a familiar position. With the season winding down, they’re right in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race.

On Wednesday, they may have gotten a jolt in momentum. Head coach Mike Thibault’s squad knocked off the Minnesota Lynx for the second time in four days. The Mystics pulled away in the second half and were led by Kara Lawson and Ivory Latta.

Wednesday’s win was the most impressive of the two, though, because it happened on the road in an environment that has been awfully kind to Minnesota this season. The Lynx have been rock solid (10-3) at home, only losing by one point to the Connecticut Sun in early July and by eight to the Tulsa Shock on June 21.

The Mystics held reigning WNBA MVP Maya Moore to 10 points — her lowest point total since June 11 against the Seattle Storm when she scored seven points. As the playoff race heats up in each conference, it will be interesting to see how the Lynx and Mystics fare.

Minnesota holds a 2.5-game lead in the Western Conference, while Washington is two games back of the East-leading New York Liberty.