WASHINGTON MYSTICS ANNOUNCE 2023 SCHEDULE
Team Opens the Season at Home Versus the New York Liberty on May 19
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Women’s National Basketball Association announced the 2023 regular season schedule today. The Washington Mystics will tip off the season at home on May 19 versus the New York Liberty at 7:00 p.m. During the 2023 season, WNBA teams will play an all-time high 40 games, an increase from the 36-game schedule. The 2023 Mystics season will be presented by Capital One.
A copy of the Mystics’ schedule is attached and a link to the Mystics schedule release video, featuring Mystics’ guard Natasha Cloud can be found here. Cloud is wearing a custom outfit designed by local fashion designer Syreeta C. The outfit’s style and designs are inspired by the team’s 2023 schedule and showcases the influence of fashion in WNBA culture.
The Mystics will open the season by playing four of their first six games at home, welcoming the New York Liberty (May 19), Connecticut Sun (May 23), Dallas Wings (June 2) and Minnesota Lynx (June 3) to the Entertainment & Sports Arena.
This season’s home schedule includes five afternoon games against the Chicago Sky (June 18, August 13), Phoenix Mercury (July 23), Los Angeles Sparks (August 6) and Dallas Wings (August 20). The Mystics’ longest homestand will be from August 20-August 29 when they host Dallas, Connecticut, the reigning WNBA Champions Las Vegas Aces, and Minnesota Lynx. In the month of August, Washington plays a season-high seven games at home. Washington will play one back-to-back during the season, with home games against the Wings (June 2) and Lynx (June 3).
The team’s longest road trips span from July 25-30 when the team faces Minnesota, Dallas and the Atlanta Dream followed by Washington’s west coast trip with stops in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Phoenix from August 31- September 5.
The WNBA’s Commissioner’s Cup presented by Coinbase will return for its third consecutive season. The in-season tournament consists of each team playing 10 qualifying games against their conference rivals. The two teams (one Eastern Conference and one Western Conference) with the best qualifying records will play in the Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game on Tuesday, August 15. Washington will play five qualifying games at home against Eastern Conference opponents spanning from May 19 – July 7.
All Mystics home games, with the exception of the team’s game versus the Indiana Fever on July 19 will be played at the Entertainment & Sports Arena. Washington’s 11:30 a.m. matchup versus the Fever will be played at Capital One Arena for the team’s annual Camp Day game.
Prior to the start of the regular season, Washington will host the Atlanta Dream for a preseason game at Entertainment & Sports Arena on May 10 at 11:30 a.m. which will also serve as the Mystics’ Education Day. The Mystics’ full preseason schedule will be released at a later date.
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