Delisha Milton-Jones had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Washington held on for a 71-66 victory over Chicago today. The win moved the Mystics ahead of the Sky in the race for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Washington's 69-56 lead shrank to five points in a minute-and-a-half stretch late in the fourth quarter. But Chicago went the last two minutes of the game with just one basket.
Alana Beard added 18 points for Washington, and Miller had 16 points, tying a career-high with three 3-pointers.
Candice Dupree scored 18 points to lead the Sky after missing Friday's game against Detroit for a family funeral. Chastity Melvin had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Dominique Canty scored 11 for Chicago, which has won just four of its last 13 games.