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2020 NBA and WNBA Playoffs September 17 Open Thread

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Washington Mystics v Phoenix Mercury
Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury are looking to make the WNBA Semifinals with a win against the Minnesota Lynx tonight.
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The NBA and WNBA Playoffs are happening simultaneously. Here are the games on for tonight.

WNBA Playoffs continue without the Mystics

The second round is on tonight starting at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The Mystics were eliminated last Tuesday, so a new champion will be crowned this year. For now, the single elimination games continue.

  • Phoenix Mercury vs. Minnesota Lynx, 7 p.m. ET
  • Connecticut Sun vs. Los Angeles Sparks, 9 p.m. ET.

NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs

The Eastern Conference Playoffs continue tonight at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. The Boston Celtics will face off against a Miami Heat team in Game 2 of their series. The Heat have been the “Cinderellas” of sorts in this year’s playoffs, but at this point, they may very well win the conference championship.


Enjoy the games tonight.