Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:43 PM
Updated: Aug 20, 2013 7:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) Elena Delle Donne scored 24 points and Sylvia Fowles added 16 points and 15 rebounds as the Chicago Sky moved closer to their first playoff berth with a 79-73 win over the Washington Mystics on Tuesday night.
Courtney Vandersloot had a season-high 19 points and seven assists for the Sky (18-8), who rallied back from a double-digit deficit for the second straight game.
The Eastern Conferences leaders reduced their magic number for clinching a playoff spot to one and can secure a postseason appearance with a win against New York on Friday.
Kia Vaughn scored a season-high 21 points for the Mystics (12-15), losers of two straight. Washington led by 11 points after one quarter, but fell behind after going nearly 11 minutes without a field goal in the second half.
Delle Donne made three 3-pointers in her return from a two-game absence due to a sprained left foot.