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PostPosted: 07/15/17 1:41 pm    ::: Mercury @ Lynx - 7/16/17 Reply Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 07/15/17 7:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I don't wanna
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PostPosted: 07/15/17 8:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This game could get ugly without Griner. Then again, maybe Minnesota won't be as motivated.


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PostPosted: 07/16/17 11:25 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Diana Taurasi didn't travel to Minnesota (no reason specified by team release), so Mercury face Lynx without her or injured Brittney Griner. (Mechelle Voepel)


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PostPosted: 07/16/17 11:25 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Mechelle Voepel @MechelleV
Diana Taurasi didn't travel to Minnesota (no reason specified by team release), so Mercury face Lynx without her or injured Brittney Griner.


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PostPosted: 07/16/17 11:41 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

kojthiabkuv wrote:
Diana Taurasi didn't travel to Minnesota (no reason specified by team release), so Mercury face Lynx without her or injured Brittney Griner. (Mechelle Voepel)


The Lynx better win this game now, or I'll be tempted to storm the court and start a riot. Very Happy


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PostPosted: 07/16/17 11:46 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Diana Taurasi didn't travel to Minnesota (no reason specified by team release), so Mercury face Lynx without her or injured Brittney Griner.


The plot sickens.............

Can anybody tell me how to post a picture of a tank?


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PostPosted: 07/16/17 11:47 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Wonder why no reason was specified.


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PostPosted: 07/16/17 11:48 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

adamj95 wrote:
Wonder why no reason was specified.



Inquiring minds want to know. My assumption is reasons are given when they are good reasons. When they are not.......


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PostPosted: 07/16/17 11:57 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
adamj95 wrote:
Wonder why no reason was specified.



Inquiring minds want to know. My assumption is reasons are given when they are good reasons. When they are not.......

DT doesn't want to get another tech?


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PostPosted: 07/16/17 12:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

She's probably thinking, "well, we couldn't beat Minnesota with Griner, so I'll just take a personal day this time."!



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PostPosted: 07/16/17 12:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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She's probably thinking, "well, we couldn't beat Minnesota with Griner, so I'll just take a personal day this time."!


Maybe, if it wasn't a game against Minnesota.


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PostPosted: 07/16/17 12:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

miller40 wrote:
toad455 wrote:
She's probably thinking, "well, we couldn't beat Minnesota with Griner, so I'll just take a personal day this time."!


Maybe, if it wasn't a game against Minnesota.


I vote personal day. They aren't going to win anyway. Rest up for games we have a chance in.



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PostPosted: 07/16/17 12:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Tweet from DT's Bun: "Taurasi did not travel to Minn & will miss the game to rest, not because of a specific injury, according to a team spokesman." (AZCentral)



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PostPosted: 07/16/17 12:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Tweet from DT's Bun: "Taurasi did not travel to Minn & will miss the game to rest, not because of a specific injury, according to a team spokesman." (AZCentral)


Well that makes sense - she just needs rest. I told everyone the Dream completely exhausted the Mercury, it was just up to the Lynx to deliver the knockout punch.


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PostPosted: 07/16/17 12:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Fuck out of here Phoenix! That lottery pick is ours!!



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PostPosted: 07/16/17 12:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I suspect that Taurasi will mysteriously miss every game Griner is going to miss. And when Griner returns, Taurasi will magically re-appear.


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PostPosted: 07/16/17 12:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Phoenix starts to tank and miraculous lands the #1 pick. Griner & Wilson together is a scary front court.



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PostPosted: 07/16/17 12:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Phoenix starts to tank and miraculous lands the #1 pick. Griner & Wilson together is a scary front court.


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PostPosted: 07/16/17 12:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I don't wanna



And....apparently...neither did DT. I personally don't have a problem with it. Pull a Spurs and rest your aging star. It's not like this is a game that sans Griner we had much of a chance at.
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PostPosted: 07/16/17 1:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
adamj95 wrote:
Wonder why no reason was specified.



Inquiring minds want to know. My assumption is reasons are given when they are good reasons. When they are not.......


I just hope it's not her tooth? Confused Laughing


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PostPosted: 07/16/17 1:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Fuck out of here Phoenix! That lottery pick is ours!!


The way Chicago has played the last 3 games, they could make the playoffs.


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tfan wrote:
sigur3 wrote:
Fuck out of here Phoenix! That lottery pick is ours!!


The way Chicago has played the last 3 games, they could make the playoffs.


Especially how badly Dallas & New York are playing.



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PostPosted: 07/16/17 1:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ay Mate wrote:
I suspect that Taurasi will mysteriously miss every game Griner is going to miss. And when Griner returns, Taurasi will magically re-appear.


Or just the away games. Laughing


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PostPosted: 07/16/17 1:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Way to instill confidence in the rest of your team Brondello. Griner is hurt so we're going to rest DT and tank the game because the rest of you sure as hell ain't good enough to win it for us. Oh well, it's not like the Mercury organization ever had morals to begin with.

I guess DT is free to burn through the mean streets of Phoenix tonight with one had on the steering wheel and another holding her Jack Daniels.

GOAT my flippin' arse. Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: 07/16/17 1:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Might as well start Mitchell & Robinson. Bench players will be Currie, George, Prince, Turner & Cannon.



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PostPosted: 07/16/17 2:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

kojthiabkuv wrote:
Randy wrote:
adamj95 wrote:
Wonder why no reason was specified.



Inquiring minds want to know. My assumption is reasons are given when they are good reasons. When they are not.......

DT doesn't want to get another tech?


Or maybe she wants to see what the rest of the team will do without her or Griner. Robinson,Mitchell are the best other players. This will be a test to see what the others will do, what kind of effort will they show without Griner and DT.

Why would they try to tank? They are currently in 3rd place. Granted they will probably slip down some places but who knows what will happen with the other teams will do from here on in. Can't make assumptions at this stage.


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PostPosted: 07/16/17 3:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It'd be a hell of an effort to tank from 11-7 in this league. They might need to lose out just to get into the lottery.



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PostPosted: 07/16/17 3:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Smart move by the Mercury and Taurasi. They are not going to win without Griner. And no the Mercury arent going to tank now that they are in 3rd place



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It'd be a hell of an effort to tank from 11-7 in this league. They might need to lose out just to get into the lottery.


Not really. They're only 3 games ahead of the 8-10 Dream.



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Smart move by the Mercury and Taurasi. They are not going to win without Griner. And no the Mercury arent going to tank now that they are in 3rd place


How is it a smart move?
1) Taurasi needs more rest. Not gonna play against the Sparks or Connecticut either, the other "can't win without Griner" games
2) She'll just add more techincals
3) Taurasi might get hurt



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Michelle89 wrote:
Smart move by the Mercury and Taurasi. They are not going to win without Griner. And no the Mercury arent going to tank now that they are in 3rd place


How is it a smart move?
1) Taurasi needs more rest. Not gonna play against the Sparks or Connecticut either, the other "can't win without Griner" games
2) She'll just add more techincals
3) Taurasi might get hurt


Rest her against the Lynx and then their next game is at home against the Fever on wednesday. So that gives her a nice few days rest. It might save her a technical aswell



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Why would they try to tank? They are currently in 3rd place. Granted they will probably slip down some places but who knows what will happen with the other teams will do from here on in. Can't make assumptions at this stage.




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PostPosted: 07/16/17 6:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The All Star break is days away. If she needs that much rest at this point she can skip the ASG for rest.


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PostPosted: 07/16/17 6:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Would be great if you could just hit a layup, K Mercury?



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Seriously? Healthy pro athletes don't rest except in baseball, where the season is like nine months long and they play a ton. If you need to take games off when you aren't injured in a short season. . .that's lame. Seriously. Working stiffs are dropping a hundred bucks to park, get decent seats, and have a hot dog and beer, and they get treated to Phoenix without their two best players?

That is selfish. Injury is one thing, but just taking a game off. . .she needs to retire.

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Lynx players don't seem to be taking this game seriously. That along with a couple ill-timed brain farts from Reeve could create a disappointing outcome to this game.



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PostPosted: 07/16/17 6:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

All the assumptions. What if Sandy told DT to rest for the upcoming stretch? You honestly just never know. It's good that the rest of the team is playing without those 2. This helps Turner get more Confidence, Robinson step up, etc. Especially since they have potentially 8/9 games without BG coming up.

The refs are pissing me off.



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Phoenix is showing some heart out there.



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Part of me is pissed the organization allows this sort of thing, it just doesn't look good. The other side of me says, damn, this is a Jedi mind trick on Sandys part. The team is responding pretty well so far 😀



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In fairness, when Gregg Popovich does stuff like this, he's a genius.



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Honestly, nobody can guard Syl that is on this team so they need to either deny her the ball and rebound or they are going to have to keep a body on her and let her score but lock down everyone else.



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That was an offensive foul



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No surprise... MIN showed up to this game expecting to win and playing appropriately... Confused

Guess they didn't learn much from the pasting they got from the Chicago Sky... Idea

Looks like they're going to make the same mistake twice Twisted Evil



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That was an offensive foul

No. No it wasn't. Maya was in the air when DRob slid over. That means she needs to let Maya land. She didn't, so it was a blocking foul.



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No surprise... MIN showed up to this game expecting to win and playing appropriately... Confused

They are playing a little sloppy, but a lot of this is just the Merc hitting their shots. Having Turner take 3s and Angel Robinson take long jumpers is typically considered good defense.

Really, the Lynx just need to find their stroke on offense, and get it in to Syl some more. Every time she touches the ball it screws up the Merc defense as they have to double. Leads to lots of open perimeter shots.



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Summary of Syl's wishes for the All-Star Game: Sleep, Seafood, and Sitting on the bench. Razz

Looked like they cut out a few parts of the segment... Maybe the unedited version will show up on YouTube.. Twisted Evil



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I find it interesting that Cayla George still isn't getting off the bench even without Griner & A. Robinson getting in foul trouble.



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That foul call was trash

Ok, refs. I figured this would start happening



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MuneravenMN wrote:
Seriously? Healthy pro athletes don't rest except in baseball, where the season is like nine months long and they play a ton. If you need to take games off when you aren't injured in a short season. . .that's lame. Seriously. Working stiffs are dropping a hundred bucks to park, get decent seats, and have a hot dog and beer, and they get treated to Phoenix without their two best players?

That is selfish. Injury is one thing, but just taking a game off. . .she needs to retire.

Glad I sold my tickets.


I seem to remember Candance Parker taking the 1st part of last season off. DT is taking 1 game off. What is the difference. I didn't see negative posts about that. Just wondering what the difference is.


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