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Open Thread: Happy Father's Day! Four WNBA Games starting at 2:00 PM ET; NBA Finals Game 5 at 8:00 PM ET

Happy Father's Day everyone! Four afternoon WNBA games are on tonight from 2:00 PM ET and this evening at 8:00 PM ET we'll get to see Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat.

Dwyane Wade showed up in Game 4 of the Finals, and was in "ATTACK MODE."  He'll have to play like this for Miami to win it all.
Dwyane Wade showed up in Game 4 of the Finals, and was in "ATTACK MODE." He'll have to play like this for Miami to win it all.
Christian Petersen

Here are the four WNBA games on LiveAccess ($14.99) unless I say otherwise:

1. Indiana Fever (1-4) at Washington Mystics (3-1), 2:00 PM ET

Who would've thought that the team with one win in this match would be INDIANA, NOT DC? Who would've thought that the Mystics would have more than one win right now? Not too many. With the Fever still hobbled by injury, the Mystics should take advantage of trying to get one more win while they can.

The matchup of the day individually may be labeled as Crystal Langhorne vs. Tamika Catchings or Ivory Latta vs. Briann January. Here at Swish Appeal, we're biased for rookie matchups. :) The matchup is between Mystics guard Tayler Hill, who has been our fan favorite player on the Mystics and Fever guard Layshia Clarendon who is our Patron Saint of the rookie class. :) If there's a game where Hill shows up to score, this game is as good as any.

I love Clarendon's game, but it would only increase my worries on Hill if the "Real Golden Mohawk" totally outplays her. My guess is that they both will have good games but neither will truly outplay the other. (hoping)

If you're in DC, you must log onto Monumental Network to watch this game instead of LiveAccess.

2. Chicago Sky (4-1) at Atlanta Dream (4-1), 3:00 PM ET

This is a matchup between the top teams in the East right now. WNBA game of the day, as Elena Delle Donne faces off against Angel McCoughtry. Both teams also will be missing players due to international team commitments, as Chicago is missing Epiphanny Prince due to her commitments to Russia, and Atlanta is missing Sancho Lyttle due to her commitments to Spain.

For TV viewing, SPSO has this in Atlanta, the U Too has this on in Chicago.

3. Phoenix Mercury (2-3) at Tulsa Shock (1-6), 4:30 PM ET

The league may want to call this the Game of the Day because Brittney Griner is playing Skylar Diggins. If Taurasi has another 30 point game, Phoenix wins this one. I still have faith that the Shock can turn this around, but my patient is waning.

4. Seattle Storm (1-3) at Connecticut Sun (2-4), 5:00 PM ET

Both teams have started on the wrong foot, but I expect that the Sun should pull this win out. Maybe Sue Bird will sit with her team today?

Tim Fontenault has an in-depth preview, which you can read by clicking here.

Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs, 8:00 PM ET in Game 5 of the NBA Finals

Series is Tied 2-2.

Tony Parker has a hamstring injury and was able to play in Game 4, but he's not going to be 100% for the rest of season and made things sound pretty bleak. Neither team has been able to get any true momentum in this series, and this Game 5 is probably the most pivotal one for the whole Finals. The winner of this game will likely win the championship.

The "Random" SB Nation song of the day

It's Father's Day, and this song probably sounds best at a wedding when the bride is dancing with her father, but today is as good as any. Luther Vandross' "Dance With My Father" is here:

If that song makes you want to cry, here's Will Smith's "Just the Two of Us"

So there you have it. Enjoy your Father's Day everyone. If he's a basketball fan, this should be a great day!