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Indiana Fever fall to Mystics 82-70 for 17th straight loss

The Indiana Fever logo. (Provided Photo/Indiana Fever)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 24 points to help the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 82-70 on Friday night.

Washington (21-14) moved within a half-game of fourth-place Seattle, which was playing later Friday, for the No. 4 seed in the playoffs. The top-four seeds get home-court advantage in the first round.

Indiana (5-29) closes the regular season on Sunday against the Mystics, trying to snap a 17-game losing streak.

Washington made just three of its first 17 3-pointers before Alysha Clark made a wide open shot from the corner to extend the lead to 75-62 with 2:14 remaining. Elizabeth Williams added 10 points for Washington.

Emily Engstler made all six of her field-goal attempts and scored a career-high 18 points for Indiana.