The Atlanta Dream closed out their first round series tonight, and in doing so, also closed out the Washington Mystics' season.
For the second game in a row, it was the Mystics' defense that let them down. After giving up 95 points to the Dream earlier in the week, Washington allowed the Dream to drop 101 on them tonight. Mystics stars Crystal Langhorne and Marissa Coleman combined for just 20 points, while the Dream had three players with 20 points or more.
The Mystics opened up with a solid first-quarter lead, but the Dream dominated the second-quarter with a score of 33-7, and they never looked back.
The loss can only be seen as a disappointment for the Mystics, who had gone on a late-season run to grab first place in the Eastern Conference.