Kia Vaughn had 15 points and six rebounds to lead the Washington Mystics to a 69-67 victory over the Indiana Fever on Tuesday to clinch a spot in the playoffs on Tuesday.
Ivory Latta had 15 points and four assists and Tayler Hill added 12 points for the Mystics (15-17), who reached the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
Briann January had 16 points and Shavonte Zellous added 14 points and six rebounds for the Fever (15-17), who could have clinched a No. 3 seed in the playoffs with a win.
The Mystics went on an 8-2 run midway through the second half. Michelle Snow scored a basket and Hill hit two 3-pointers to give Washington a 60-55 lead with 7:11 left and the Mystics held on the rest of the way.
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