akoiki-passport2 – by Adesina O. Koiki
A Lot of Sports Talk editor-in-chief

WASHINGTON — Don’t tell Brittney Sykes that her Washington Mystics were shorthanded going into tonight’s game. Her slashes to the basket and three-pointers were more than enough to keep the Mystics on the front foot, while one of her teammates put up a first in her professional career to help see Washington through to another win.

Sykes, one of only eight players available for Washington, scored 29 points in leading the Mystics to an 87-82 victory over the Indiana Fever inside the Entertainment & Sports Arena. Ariel Atkins posted her first-career double-double with 26 points and 11 rebounds as Washington snapped a two-game losing streak.

*Editor’s note: Above the byline is the photo gallery from Friday evening’s game, with all photos taken by DC-area photographer Clifford Ray Williams. After clicking on the first photo to enlarge the picture, make sure to press the left and right arrow buttons to scroll through the rest of the pictures. There are 18 pictures in total.

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