Thank GOD for the Sky!
Then, Indiana avenged our beating of them with an 80-61 trouncing.
- Thor led both teams in points against Detroit with 18, although she’s been lagging a bit.
- Davenport is beginning to make better choices on defense, though her offensive production has gone down.
- Thorn has been controlling the game from the top.
- Combined score of the last three games: 197-216. Not strong, but smaller than the point difference in the Fever’s 90-62 trouncing of the Storm.
The WNBA has their OWN Week in Review up. Frankly, I think mine’s better. It’s not “in-depth” or “full of information” or even “talks about the whole league” but at least it has funny pictures and captions!
Keep a strong line outside, force the Sky on their heels, and don’t give up after the Sky’s inevitable torrent of power in the first quarter. Stick it to them and head into San Antonio 7-2.
POINTLESS INSULT TIME!
Chicago is known as Band Wagon City. Sports fans jump on and off teams in their town (save for the Bears) with alarming regularity. You think the Cubs ALWAYS draw well? No, not really. Only within the past decade when they’ve been winning. Look at the Sox. No one likes them pre-2004. Suddenly, they win the Series, and EVERYBODY’S a Sox fan.
Sparks @ Mystics
Mercury @ Fever
Sun @ Shock
Comets @ Storm
The next game scares me. The Fever are money in the bank, but they have to chill sometime. Taurasi has been slowing down, but I prefer to think of it as “smoldering,” awaiting her release like that giant bird-lava-thing at the end of Fantasia 2000.
Like the Fever, the Shock have been too good for too long. Against the Liberty, they looked adequate, NOT like a team that is the best in the league. If they play that way against Connecticut, the Sun are going to eat them alive. They ARE at home, however, and that gives them a slight edge. Slight. Shock by 5.
The Storm at home are a team to be reckoned with. Their fans are loud, their team decent, and they are looking for a way back into the elite of the league. The Comets are still hurting, and while they have decent talent, not enough to overcome. Storm by 7.
And that’s that! Once again, I’ll try to get the game info up tomorrow, but with my internet, it’s shaky. Hope everybody has a good weekend.
See you (on Monday), Space Cowboy…