On Saturday night, the Washington Mystics were again without their star guard Elena Delle Donne. However, Krystal Thomas put in a double-double performance to help lead her team to a 20-point win over the Indiana Fever. The victory helped the Mystics stay within contention for the Top Spot in the Eastern Conference standings. Meanwhile, the Indiana Fever continue to plummet with it beginning to look like they may not make the postseason. Here's the latest Fever vs. Mystics game recap with top performers, stats, a WNBA standings update, and what's up next for each of these teams.

Thomas leads Mystics

For the Washington Mystics, center Krystal Thomas shot 7-for-8 from the field and finished with a team-high 20 points. She also pulled down 14 rebounds during the team's win. Emma Meesseman also chipped in with 15 points, six rebounds, and seven assists, while Ivory Latta and Allison Hightower combined for 23 points off the bench.

On the losing side, the Indiana Fever were led by top star Candice Dupree. She finished with a game-high 26 points on 12-for-18 shooting and also grabbed eight boards. Guard Jazmon Gwathmey finished with 10 points as the only other starter in double figures, while Erica Wheeler had eight assists for her team. The Fever also received 24 points off the bench split between forward Erica McCall and guard Jeanette Pohlen-Mavunga.

The Mystics took a 28-16 lead after the first quarter and never really looked back, outscoring their opponents by at least a point in the next three quarters en route to the 20-point win. Washington shot a red hot 57.6 percent for the game including a 58.8 percent rate from downtown. The Indiana Fever shot 44.3 percent and 36.8 percent from 3-point range.

The Mystics also controlled the rebounding battle, winning it 35-25.

Standings & upcoming games

Tonight's victory puts the Washington Mystics' record at 16-10 overall and 10-2 at home. They still trail the Connecticut Sun by one game for the Eastern Conference standings lead. The team's next game is scheduled for Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

Eastern Time when they host the Los Angeles Sparks with ESPN2 televising the matchup.

The Indiana Fever have fallen to 9-19 overall and 3-12 on the road. In the current WNBA standings, they are second-to-last with only the San Antonio Stars below them. However, San Antonio just won their seventh game of the season and has been playing better this second half of the season. Coming up next for Indiana is a road game at the league's top team, the Minnesota Lynx. Their game is set for Friday, August 18th at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.