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Open Thread: Three Games starting at 8:00 PM ET, two on NBA TV

Three games tonight starting at 8:00 PM ET. All games are on WNBA LiveAccess unless I say otherwise. Two games will be on NBA TV.

Bill Russell hands LeBron James the 2013 Finals MVP trophy.
Bill Russell hands LeBron James the 2013 Finals MVP trophy.

1. Seattle Storm (3-3) at San Antonio Silver Stars (2-4), 8:00 PM ET

Let's hope that no Silver Stars players are Heat fans. More on that later. But Seattle has a chance to get past .500 today, something most of us didn't expect before the season.

For your TV watching, this game is on Fox Sports Southwest in San Antonio, and NBA TV nationally.

2. Washington Mystics (4-2) at Phoenix Mercury (3-4), 10:00 PM ET

The Mystics now face the second of the Big Three picks' teams by facing Brittney Griner's team. As I said the last time DC played, the next Mystics win gives Coach T a tie with Van Chancellor for most career wins in WNBA history. It will be hard to do it though, unless Tayler Hill can keep Diana Taurasi somewhat in check and put up some decent numbers for "Rookie Weekend"...

In the DC Area, log onto Monumental Network to watch the game., and it's also on NBA TV nationally.

3. Minnesota Lynx (5-1) at Los Angeles Sparks (3-2), 11:00 PM ET

The top two teams in the West clash in prime time on the West Coast, or past the bedtime for many on the East Coast. I still say the Lynx will be pouncing on prey tonight.

NBA Finals winners and losers

The Miami Heat won Game 7 of the NBA Finals yesterday against the San Antonio Spurs, and is now back to back NBA Champions. Besides just the teams, here are some winners and losers:

Winner: LeBron James - Wins his 2nd straight NBA championship, wins the Bill Russell Award for the 2nd straight year as well. This solidifies himself as the best player and closer in the NBA, gives his "U MAD" speech to "the haters" (watch below if you are on a desktop computer)

Winner: Kawhi Leonard - His team lost the series, but this guy is a rising star core piece for the future after his 19 point and 16 rebound performance in Game 7 and 13.8 points per game plus 10.3 rebounds per game in the Finals.

Winner: Tim Duncan: A couple seasons ago, this guy was looking like he was about to be retired by now. This whole season, Duncan averaged 17.8 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 2.6 blocks per game in the regular season and had similar numbers in the postseason.

Biggest Winner: NBA Fans, especially those who just wanted to watch great basketball: This was the most entertaining Finals in a long long time, from start to finish. Most entertaining one I've seen in my lifetime.

Loser: Me: I don't like LeBron for what happened in the 2006 NBA Playoffs with Gilbert Arenas and even though I respect him as the best all around player in the NBA, I still don't want him to win the NBA Finals. He wins and all I can do is say that he's the best because he is. Anything else would be a lie.

Loser: NBA teams inquiring for Chris Bosh. If the Heat lost yesterday, Bosh is likely dealt somewhere. Now, it's a LOT less likely to happen, though I wouldn't close the door on that just yet.

Biggest Loser: Manu Ginobili: 8 turnovers in Game 6 plus four more in Game 7 including some CRUCIAL TURNOVERS where the game could have been tied at certain points late in the fourth quarter... yeah, he really isn't feeling good tonight.

The "random" SB Nation tunes of the day!

With the Heat winning, we have to play this tune by Will Smith:

Second, Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" was the theme song of Miami Vice, so it's another Miami theme:

Third, let's play Miami Sound Machine's "Conga":

Lastly, as a tribute to the Miami Heat's fans, we have to play The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army":

So that's all I have. Enjoy the WNBA games on tonight and that was an EXCELLENT NBA FINALS that we'll be talking about for years to come. Just wished the Spurs won instead.