WNBA Open Thread: Five Game Foray for Postseason Positioning

Can San Antonio hold onto their playoff spot or will LA creep closer with a win on national TV in Seattle? Can Chicago salvage the season and find a way into the playoff picture or will New York make that proposition even dimmer? Can Tulsa 'shock' another team and reward their home crowd with a win over Connecticut? Is Mother Nature on the side of the Mystics with her occurrences of earthquakes and hurricanes this week? Kvetch about all of this and more here on the thread!

Minnesota (22-6)
San Antonio (13-14)

If the playoffs started today – at least before this game is played – this would be a first-round series. This potential playoff preview should show if the Silver Stars are worth their mettle as the current 4th seed in the West.

3 p.m. ET | LiveAccess preview

Connecticut (18-10)
Tulsa (2-25)

The Shock welcome the Sun after picking up their second win of the season in LA. Can Tulsa get greedy and give their fans a show at home on Volt bobblehead day? I know someone (named Jessica) who sure hopes so.

4 p.m. ET | LiveAccess preview

Phoenix (15-12)
Washington (5-22)

Phoenix gets the good fortune of following Hurricane Irene into the eastern seaboard. The Mercury are 3rd in the West, a half game back from the defending champs from Seattle. Washington joins Tulsa as the only officially out teams in the league.

4 p.m. ET | NBA TV | LiveAccess preview

New York (16-12)
Chicago (13-15)

New York is sitting in third in the East, one game up on Atlanta. Chicago is on playoff life support, now two games out of the postseason in fifth. Obviously, we're getting to the 'must-win' phase for Pokey and the squad.

6 p.m. ET | NBA TV | LiveAccess preview

Los Angeles (12-6) at Seattle (16-2)

The Sparks come into Key Arena after what I'm sure was a stinging loss to the Shock. LA is sitting 1.5 games back from the playoffs. For LA to catch San Antonio for the final spot in the West, a win over the Storm would be quite the coup. But we all know the Storm Crazies will try everything in their power to effectively defend home court.

9 p.m. ET | ESPN 2 preview

SBN Seattle Storystream

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