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Who will win this game?
Stars
37%
 37%  [ 6 ]
Storm
62%
 62%  [ 10 ]
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PostPosted: 08/16/17 7:11 pm    ::: Stars @ Storm - 8/18/17 Reply Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 08/18/17 1:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Bird?



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PostPosted: 08/18/17 3:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
Bird?


Last i heard she was day to day and probably would play today. Its a must win game for the Storm so i expect her to play



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PostPosted: 08/18/17 7:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

They just beat the Lynx without Bird so they should not bring her back pre-maturely.


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PostPosted: 08/18/17 8:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The Stars don't win a lot but they always play hard, give their all and have fun on the bench. Just a great group of women!

With Boo gone, Storm seems a different team. Would surprise me, if they lost.



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PostPosted: 08/18/17 9:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

RavenDog wrote:
The Stars don't win a lot but they always play hard, give their all and have fun on the bench. Just a great group of women!

With Boo gone, Storm seems a different team. Would surprise me, if they lost.


You can't just look at the wins.You also have to look at the circumstances(First game back for Griner,No Whalen,No Brunson in 2nd half)


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PostPosted: 08/18/17 10:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Storm barely beat an undermanned Lynx, now they can barely keep up with the Stars. Would really suck if they get into the playoffs instead of Chicago.



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PostPosted: 08/18/17 10:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
Storm barely beat an undermanned Lynx, now they can barely keep up with the Stars. Would really suck if they get into the playoffs instead of Chicago.

They may be way ahead in the current power rankings, but the Sky started the season 3-12. When you throw away nearly half a season like that you've got no right to be mad about missing the playoffs.



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PostPosted: 08/18/17 10:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Why is S.Murphy in the game ?


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PostPosted: 08/18/17 10:47 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Why is S.Murphy in the game ?

I was wondering the same thing when that brick went up.



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PostPosted: 08/18/17 10:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I doubt playing Swords 18 seconds a game will do much to help the Storm win. Really?? Shocked



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PostPosted: 08/18/17 10:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I doubt playing Swords 18 seconds a game will do much to help the Storm win. Really?? Shocked

Having watched a lot of Storm games this season, I'm genuinely wondering whether you're being critical of them for failing to play her more tonight, or for over-playing her.



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PostPosted: 08/18/17 10:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
toad455 wrote:
I doubt playing Swords 18 seconds a game will do much to help the Storm win. Really?? Shocked

Having watched a lot of Storm games this season, I'm genuinely wondering whether you're being critical of them for failing to play her more tonight, or for over-playing her.


considering what I saw of Swords during her two years in New York, yes she should be playing more. I just think this coaching staff just doesn't know how to fully utilize her. Though the Liberty will happily take her back next season since it doesn't seem like it's working out for her in Seattle.



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PostPosted: 08/18/17 10:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Plum is still susceptible to being trapped along the sideline up top.


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PostPosted: 08/18/17 10:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I've never seen Clark hit a wide open 3 in a big spot.


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PostPosted: 08/18/17 11:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
Luuuc wrote:
toad455 wrote:
I doubt playing Swords 18 seconds a game will do much to help the Storm win. Really?? Shocked

Having watched a lot of Storm games this season, I'm genuinely wondering whether you're being critical of them for failing to play her more tonight, or for over-playing her.


considering what I saw of Swords during her two years in New York, yes she should be playing more. I just think this coaching staff just doesn't know how to fully utilize her. Though the Liberty will happily take her back next season since it doesn't seem like it's working out for her in Seattle.

Yeah, Boucek failed to use her effectively. I wonder if Klopp has other ideas but just doesn't want to try them in close games like this.



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PostPosted: 08/18/17 11:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Plum has not helped during this Seattle run. That drive with Stewart waiting might have worked in college but not here. And then she almost hits a tying 3.




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PostPosted: 08/18/17 11:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

B.S foul call on Clark's shot.


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PostPosted: 08/18/17 11:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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B.S foul call on Clark's shot.

Yeah, some nice home cooking on that bailout



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PostPosted: 08/18/17 11:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Plum! Surprised ..

No ... just a 2



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PostPosted: 08/18/17 11:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
Plum! Surprised ..

No ... just a 2


Wow! Gusty play by Plum though!




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PostPosted: 08/18/17 11:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Poor Plum. Wink



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PostPosted: 08/18/17 11:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

zune69 wrote:
B.S foul call on Clark's shot.


But that's modern basketball. Dive into a defender while shooting, even if they are stationary with their hands up and you will get a foul call.


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PostPosted: 08/18/17 11:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

tfan wrote:
zune69 wrote:
B.S foul call on Clark's shot.


But that's modern basketball. Dive into a defender while shooting, even if they are stationary with their hands up and you will get a foul call.


yes, that move was perfected by Taurasi and Angel M., and is now the tradition being carried on by younger players like A. Thomas. [I would love to see this tradition broken by better officiating]



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PostPosted: 08/19/17 12:30 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

that one official was terrible. he made two obvious bad calls against the stars. never seen him before. he has to be a rookie.



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PostPosted: 08/19/17 12:56 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
tfan wrote:
zune69 wrote:
B.S foul call on Clark's shot.


But that's modern basketball. Dive into a defender while shooting, even if they are stationary with their hands up and you will get a foul call.


yes, that move was perfected by Taurasi and Angel M., and is now the tradition being carried on by younger players like A. Thomas. [I would love to see this tradition broken by better officiating]


Sorry to pop your bubble, Myrtle but all basketball players have been performing that offensive move for decades. I do not believe NBA or WNBA refs will stop calling that a foul on the defensive player.



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PostPosted: 08/19/17 1:07 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

That kind of shit has made the NBA unwatchable for me. The Rockets/Thunder playoff series last season was brutal. Just Westbrook and Harden taking turns throwing themselves into people behind the 3pt line and being rewarded with a bajillion free throws.

I don't think it will ever get that bad in the WNBA though. The game is considerably slower and referees have more time to react to make the proper call. Also, I don't believe there is as much emphasis on offensive "freedom" for WNBA officials, but I could be wrong.

I just need them to not call the rip-through move a shooting foul. That is an absolutely bogus way to get free throws.



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PostPosted: 08/19/17 5:03 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Easy solution, get defenders to keep there hands off😉 There are some that get away with hacking the crap out of a shooter and we want that offense. Granted there are the floppers who run into the defender like Plum, Gray, Thomas etc but those surely are much easier to spot. One of the arguments I hear about our game is the number of bully athletes who lack shooting and passing skills and make the game ugly. The rules could be a little more specifically and universally used to clean up those instances. It wouldn't take long for the players and coaches to adjust.


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PostPosted: 08/19/17 6:57 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So is Klop now in COY consideration? Wink

Suddenly the Storm are in 7th place in the playoff picture.


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