The Liberty moved within a half-game of the Sun with their 77-56 win over the Mystics Thursday night. Ashley Battle, whose minutes have been sparse, made the most of her 18, scoring 15 points. Nikkie Blue -- that of 13 points against the Sun -- took three shots, scoring four points for Washington.
Meanwhile, the Mercury outlasted the Sparks and DeLisha Milton-Jones' 38 points, and Tina Thompson scored 25 points off the bench to lead Houston over Minnesota, which got 27 from Candice Wiggins.
Also, here's some literature on the Liberty and Fever's outdoor game, set for Saturday, an event I've heard the Sun were interested in playing in before Indiana got the nod.