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Friday Night Open Thread: Liberty, Mercury and Storm still battling for playoff position

As you have probably guessed, I think the Seattle Storm vs. Phoenix Mercury game tonight is the most exciting on the schedule - the game will help settle who ends up being the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

But that doesn't mean that the New York Liberty's meeting with the Indiana Fever is any less interesting.

Who: Indiana Fever at New York Liberty

When: 7 p.m. EDT on NBA TV | WNBA LiveAccess

Where: Prudential Center - Newark, NJ

What: The New York Liberty are currently fourth place in the Eastern Conference after the Atlanta Dream's ascent to third. But as they are only a half game behind the Dream, this is somewhat unfortunately either a playoff preview (with a loss) or an opportunity to move up (with a win).

Preview: Liberty.com preview by Tara Petrolino

 

Who: Phoenix Mercury at Seattle Storm

When: 10 p.m. EDT on WNBA LiveAccess

Where: KeyArena - Seattle, WA

What: Keepin' it simple, the Storm clinch second place and home court advantage in the first round with a win. The Mercury still have a shot at second with a win. Either way, it's a playoff preview.

Preview: StormBasketball.com Insider Preview | Swish Appeal preview

Storyline/updates: SBN Seattle storystream

Who: Tulsa Shock at Los Angeles Sparks

When: 10:30 p.m. EDT on NBA TV | WNBA LiveAccess

Where: Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA

What: Not entirely sure what to say about this game, except this: with the only thing for the Shock to play for being pride, one might hope that the Sparks at least match their effort. And actually, this game is worth watching for that reason.

Preview: WNBA.com preview

Feel free to add your own insights, links, and thoughts on whether the Sparks have it in them to avenge an earlier loss to the Shock in the comments.

Remember, you can follow along on your mobile device at mobile.swishappeal.com or on your iPhone using SB Nation's free iPhone app.

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