BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Riquna Williams scored 13 points, Nneka Ogwumike added 12 points and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the short-handed Washington Mystics 81-64 on Thursday night.
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Tiffany Mitchell scored 19 points, Kelsey Mitchell made a long 3-pointer with 29.8 seconds left, and the Indiana Fever beat the New York Liberty 86-79 on Thursday night.
The Phoenix Mercury look to get back on track at the expense of the reeling Atlanta Dream, who continue to be without injured rookie Chennedy Carter. The Mercury (5-4) have dropped two of three after a four-game winning streak and coming off an 89-71 defeat to Chicago on Wednesday. Skylar Diggins-Smith had 15 points and four assists for Phoenix, which was again without Diana Taurasi and could not overcome a subpar effort from Brittney Griner – the center was held to a season-low nine points on 3-of-11 shooting.