Washington Mystics to face Las Vegas Aces in Game 1 of the WNBA semifinals

Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne (11) blocks a shot by New York Liberty center Amanda Zahui B. (17) during the first half of the game between the Washington Mystics and the New York Liberty on Sunday, August 25, 2019. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via Getty Images / Getty Images)

The top-seeded Washington Mystics will begin their postseason Tuesday night when they host the Las Vegas Aces at their brand new arena in Congress Heights.  

The series pits the Mystics' number one offense against the Aces' number one defense.

During the regular season, the Mystics won two of three games against the Aces, losing only one game when star player Elena Delle Donne was injured.

Tipoff for tonight's game is 8:30 p.m.