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Open Thread: Friday Quadruple Header starting at 7:30 PM ET

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Four games tonight. Fans who are from both sides of the contiguous US should feel good tonight with at least one game at a comfortable hour. All games on LiveAccess, two on NBA TV.

Maybe the seat is getting hotter on this guy after all...  Four straight losses and possible finishing worse than Indy?
Maybe the seat is getting hotter on this guy after all... Four straight losses and possible finishing worse than Indy?
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1. Connecticut Sun (7-15) at Atlanta Dream (11-9), 7:30 PM ET

The Random SB Nation Song of the Day: When Icona Pop's "Girlfriend" was played yesterday, it's only appropriate that "Boyfriend" is on the next day. Here's Canada's pride and joy singing this to all of his crazed Beliebers. Don't hate on him because almost every teenage girl wishes he was their boyfriend!

This game's on SSO-ATL if you're in Atlanta and on NBA TV.

The Dream lost four in a row heading into tonight's game. Not good. Connecticut may be sixth, but the Sun has the talent to get into the fourth seed too if they can go on one big winning streak. But if not, they might as well get ready for the lottery.

2. Washington Mystics (11-13) at New York Liberty (10-13), 7:30 PM ET

The Mystics have lost twice already to the Libs. If they seriously want to make the playoffs, they need to win the remaining games they have against them. The Libs obviously can make serious headway toward the 4th seed (and a continued run on a piece of exercise equipment, minus Kelsey Bone) by beating the Mystics tonight and then sweeping them on September 15.

Lastly, if DC wins tonight, they would have won more games than they have in the entire Trudi Lacey era.

3. Tulsa Shock (7-17) at Minnesota Lynx (17-5), 8:00 PM ET

Lindsey Moore, Sugar Rodgers, and Rachel Jarry will see some extended minutes. I don't see the Lynx losing to the Shock after a two game losing streak. If the Lynx loses, the Shock will #ShocktheWorld, and it's arguably a bigger shock than the Mystics doing the same last week.

4. Indiana Fever (11-12) at Los Angeles Sparks (17-7), 11:00 PM ET

The Sparks go for the sweep tonight against the Fever. That is likely happening, but then again, the Fever has played at a high level since that bad start to the season. And this is our second NBA TV game.

That's all I have on my plate, so enjoy the games tonight.