Tuesday Night Open Thread: Five Games, Including Phoenix Mercury Vs. Seattle Storm On NBA TV

With the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game behind us and the Top 15 WNBA Players of All Time settled (because of course nobody has any gripes with the list), the WNBA gets back into full swing tonight with five games.

Jessica Lantz may or may not be done writing about the All-Star Game, but she is back in Oklahoma and will be live blogging from the BOK Center.

Brief game capsules after the jump. Feel free to leave additional links, insights, your manifesto about why [insert your favorite player here] is the best ever, or other pleasantries in the comments before, during, or after the game.

San Antonio Silver Stars @ Washington Mystics

7 p.m. EDT | Verizon Center, Washington, DC


The San Antonio Silver Stars try to right the ship after a bad loss to the Seattle Storm before the WNBA All-Star break. preview

Connecticut Sun @ Chicago Sky

8 p.m. EST | Allstate Arena


The Sky look to gain some ground in the Eastern Conference playoff race with the threat of a rising challenge behind them (see box below). preview

LA Sparks @ Minnesota Lynx

8 p.m. EST | Target Center, Minneapolis, MN


Somehow the Sparks have to stay competitive in the Western Conference while they await Candace Parker's return. Going up against the Lynx might not be the best way to get moving in a positive direction. preview

Lynx scouting report

Atlanta Dream @ Tulsa Shock

8 p.m. EST | BOK Center, Tulsa, OK


The Dream look to gain some ground in the Eastern Conference playoff race and keep the pressure on the team currently ahead of them for the fourth and final playoff spot. preview

Seattle Storm @ Phoenix Mercury

10 p.m. EST | U.S. Airways Arena, Phoenix, AZ


The Storm have not done too well on the road. The Mercury have won 10 of their last 12. Send positive vibes to the Storm. preview

SBN Seattle storystream