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WNBA Saturday Open Thread: New York, San Antonio Look To Stay Undefeated; Chicago, Washington Look For Momentum

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What: Three Saturday night games for those who prefer basketball on the computer screen to the Champagne Life scene.

Who:

  • Indiana Fever vs. New York Liberty (7 p.m. EST)
  • Chicago Sky vs. Washington Mystics (7 p.m. EST)
  • Atlanta Dream vs. San Antonio Silver Stars (8 p.m. EST)

Where to watch: All available on the new and improved WNBA LiveAccess.

Storylines: New York and San Antonio look to remain undefeated while Atlanta searches for that first win after two difficult overtime losses to begin their 2011 campaign.

Brief notes and links after the jump. Jump in to comment with us during the games.

New York looks to stay undefeated in the back end of a back-to-back home-and-home against New York: When New York decided to suspend center Janel McCarville for the season after having already lost Taj McWilliams-Franklin to the Minnesota Lynx in free agency, it made sense that there was some anxiety among New York fans about their chances to succeed this season with largely unproven post players taking their place. But having started the season with two road wins against Atlanta and last night against Indiana, New York has a chance to go 3-0 if they can beat Indiana again tonight.

Chicago and Washington look to establish some momentum coming off of wins: Both sitting at 1-1 after winning their last games against Connecticut and Atlanta, respectively, Chicago and Washington are both hoping to get themselves over .500 early in the season. But Washington might have both an emotional and physical edge: it's the Mystics' home opener and Chicago will be playing the back end of a back-to-back after beating Connecticut last night.

San Antonio looks to prove they can beat someone other than Tulsa: After embarrassing the Tulsa Shock in their BOK Center opener, San Antonio has to prove they can beat someone else if they want to stay undefeated when they host the winless Atlanta Dream tonight. But Atlanta could be a tougher opponent tonight than their record suggests: aside from the fact that new point guard Lindsey Harding is still getting acclimated, they have been without All-Star Angel McCoughtry. McCoughtry played three minutes in their last outing against Washington and it will be interesting to see how much longer coach Marynell Meadors can keep her out of the lineup. For more, visit SB Nation Atlanta's preview.