Open Thread: Four games for Tuesday starting at 7:00 PM ET

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Four games. Let's get started. Watch all but one game on LiveAccess, as one game is on ESPN 2. In addition, another game is on NBA TV.

More reading material

Here's a post on what we'd do if we were NBA Commissioner David Stern, and how the WNBA can improve, regardless of whether they're realistic or not. Click here to read thoughts on improving player salaries, fan environment, and more.

Also, here's the link to yesterday's review of head coaches who are in the running for this year's Coach of the Year. There'a also a poll too.

1. Minnesota Lynx (18-6) at Atlanta Dream (13-9), 7:00 PM ET

The Random SB Nation Song of the Day: First slow song I've played all summer, and it'll be from the '90's which is Icona Pop's favorite time. Here's Selena's "Dreaming of You." Now this is random.

This is the NBA TV game. In Atlanta and Minneapolis, turn on the Fox Sports local network.

The Dream's recent 3-8 run started with a loss to this Lynx team on the road. Now they can return the favor since they looked impressive against DC this past Sunday.

2. Chicago Sky (16-8) at Washington Mystics (12-14), 7:00 PM ET

This game is online in the DC area on Monumental Network.

This isn't the game of the day, but the Commish will be in DC where she'll be a keynote speaker for the Mystics' "Inspiring Women" night. In addition to Laurel Richie, Monumental Sports Vice Chairman Sheila Johnson, as well as Monumental Sports minority owner Michelle Freeman will be giving their thoughts.

Tonight is also the Mystics' Pride Night for LGBT awareness. At least as an STH, this is the first night I've been aware of that Monumental has officially sponsored, meaning since 2010 though anyone who knows of others the team has hosted since 2010, feel free to correct me.

As for the game, the Mystics host Elena Delle Donne and try to win a second match against her team this season.

3. Phoenix Mercury (13-12) at Tulsa Shock (8-17), 8:00 PM ET

This is Swish Appeal tradition now but happy belated Liz Cambage! The other guys from all over SB Nation would have eaten me alive for playing this video last Sunday, and I wish I was 22 again. :(

The Mercury will go for the sweep against the Shock, but it isn't a shocker to see the black and gold win this one. With a win tonight, the Shock will match last year's win total. I'm rooting for them to meet it.

4. Los Angeles Sparks (10-7) at Seattle Storm (11-13), 10:00 PM ET

This game is on ESPN 2.

It's supposed to be Sue Bird vs. Candace Parker, but then Bird had to take care of some injury matters. Even without Bird, this team is playing competitively and is on pace to match last year's 16-18 record. With a win tonight, Seattle will even up the regular season series against LA.

That's all I have on my plate. Enjoy today's platter of games!

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