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Open Thread: Chicago Sky plays the Los Angeles Sparks at 7:30 PM Pacific Time

Sparks (16-7) and Sky (15-7). At Staples on NBA TV and LiveAccess. Game time is past the East Coasters' bedtime at 10:30 PM ET, but I work late and am up late so... whatever.

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So, the Sky has lost in LA for five straight years heading to tonight. But they now have one of the Big Three rookies who's really living up to the hype in Elena Delle Donne. She's also averaging 47.7% of her threes which is 31 of 65 attempts, so it's not like she had a few lucky shots.

The Sparks are coming back from a four game winning streak, all of those on the road, so while it's always great to be back for home cooking, sometimes it's a bit too comfortable being at home and that could start things off on the wrong note as well.

In case you missed it: Conference Players of the Week: EDD and Maya Moore

Elena Delle Donne won the Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors for games played from August 5 to August 11, while Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx did the same for the Western Conference.  This is EDD's third time winning the award this season.  This is Moore's first, oddly enough, and she's big time this year for the WNBA's best team, at least on paper and in the regular season standings.

The Random SB Nation Song of the Day

Now I may be playing a song that's not really known that much at least to Americans. When I was a tween/teenager in the late 1990's, the World Music Awards, which were usually based in Monaco, aired on ABC, and this one tune was pretty catchy which is "All 'Bout the Money" by Meja, a Swedish pop singer. The tough thing is that there hasn't been a World Music Awards Show in at least a couple years or so and a planned show in Miami for 2012 was canceled if I'm not mistaken. Here's the music video which I found on Vimeo and it took me awhile.

This song could be the theme of CBA negotiations now that I think about it. If only we could just have a good product to watch, but it's all about the almighty dollar.

At least here in the US as opposed to Europe or Japan where she enjoyed more success, she's probably best known for singing alongside Ricky Martin in "Private Emotion" in his first mainly English language album with "Livin' La Vida Loca." Also, one of her songs, "How Crazy Are You?" was the main opening song for Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball as well as its sequel. The first game was a pretty controversial game when it came out ten years ago. But here's the music video for the song which is actually nothing close to a Rated M video game:

So that's all I have today. Enjoy the game everyone!