Among Saturday's WNBA games was a matchup that impacted the playoff standings with one team clinching a spot and the other getting eliminated from contention. The Washington Mystics paid a visit to the struggling Indiana Fever and were able to come away with an 87-82 victory. That gave the Mystics one of the eight WNBA playoffs spots while Indiana is now out of the running. Here's a look at the Mystics vs. Fever game recap and what's up next for these two teams.

Game recap

For tonight's Washington Mystics' victory, Emma Meesseman finished with a 7-for-17 shooting night for 21 points while also getting eight rebounds. Guard Kristi Toliver came through with 18 points on 6-for-12 shooting which included a 5-for-7 rate from downtown. Fellow guard Tiffany Ruffin-Pratt scored 18 as well in the win.

On the losing side of things, the Indiana Fever were led by Marissa Coleman who had 20 points on 7-for-10 shooting.

Coleman set a new career-high with six 3-pointers made in tonight's game. Candice Dupree finished with 18 points on 9-for-16 shooting. Dupree also snatched five rebounds and dished out seven assists in the loss.

The Fever actually shot better than the visitors for this game, as they had a 49.3 percent rate overall and a 64.3 rate when shooting 3-pointers. The Mystics shot just 28-for-71 or 39.4 percent for the game.

The rebounding battle was won by Indiana 38-34. However, Washington had very few turnovers with just six for the game while the home team had 15.

Indiana held a 22-20 advantage after the first quarter but was outscored 20-15 in the second. Washington stayed ahead in the third and was able to hold off the Fever in the final quarter en route to the win. At one point in the second-half, Indiana took the lead on a Coleman 3-pointer. Kristi Toliver answered with a three of her own, and then another 3-point shot several minutes later to extend the Mystics lead back to five.

Standings & what's next

Tonight's win brings the Washington Mystics to 17-12 overall and 7-8 on the road. It also brings them a secure playoff spot. The Mystics are currently tied with New York for their record, but the Liberty are holding the No. 4 spot. Next up for the Mystics is an away game against the Liberty on August 25th at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Indiana Fever fall to 9-21 overall and 6-8 at home.

Tonight's loss also officially eliminates Indiana from the playoff chase. They join the San Antonio Stars as the only two teams unable to qualify now. Indiana will play against the New York Liberty at home on August 23rd at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.

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