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Who will win this game?
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PostPosted: 08/05/17 4:35 pm    ::: Sparks @ Wings - 8/06/17 Reply Reply with quote

Arlington, TX - 4:30 PM ET
TV: FSSW-DAL+, SpecSN
Online: League Pass

Game info:
http://www.wnba.com/game/20170806/LASDAL



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PostPosted: 08/06/17 4:19 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Time to put Dallas away and take the season series decisively. I like how Odyssey is coming into her own, but she has a tendency at times to race ahead of her teammates on fast breaks and get trapped amongst the defensive 'trees.' Sometimes you have to hold up and allow friendly rebounders to get into position before you shoot.

Riquna appears to be taking better advantage of the opportunities her teammates are affording her even if those opportunities are not translating into points as often as I would prefer as of yet. She has had so many shots go partway down the basket only to spin back out.

Jantel's effectiveness grows with increased minutes, and Brian will have a delicate balancing act deciding between her, Ace, Nneka, Tiffany, and newly arrived Sandrine.

Ace is reasserting herself more as a team leader the closer we draw to the playoffs. She and Neka are still gold chemistry-wise, but she seems to be really establishing a sweet rapport with newcomers Odyseey and Riquna as well.

Syd the Kid is being relegated more & more to mop-up duty, and she will need to do more than just deliver downtown bombs to stay on the court more often. Everyone is aware of her now since her early season explosion against the Mystics, and, consequently, she does not get much breathing space when she sets up beyond the arc.

Chelsea continues to fine tune her super heroine's cape as the post-season draws near. She has come into her own as a WNBA PG so quickly and, together with Ace, are good for offering up quite a few sizzling passes each game.

Nneka continues to be Nneka and, in the same tradition as retired Catch, brings relentless energy every single play.

Will they all mesh together well enough to repeat as champions this year?



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PostPosted: 08/06/17 12:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Since the nba live buzz ive convinced a few co workers to join of course there gamers so they want too see what the hoopla is all about. Hoping for a strong performance from dallas today!!



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PostPosted: 08/06/17 1:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Chong is out (concussion protocol)



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PostPosted: 08/06/17 2:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Chong is out (concussion protocol)

That's almost as bad for Dallas as if the Cotton Candy vendor called off Laughing



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PostPosted: 08/06/17 3:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Looks like Kaela Davis is the back up for Skylar with Chong out.


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PostPosted: 08/06/17 4:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Keep it up wings. I picked LA to win this game but I'd love to be proved wrong.



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PostPosted: 08/06/17 4:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Good hustle by Gray to block Sims after the turnover.


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PostPosted: 08/06/17 4:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Tuned in to immediately see the block. Hopefully Gray now starts hitting some shots as well Very Happy


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PostPosted: 08/06/17 4:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Aladyyn wrote:
Tuned in to immediately see the block. Hopefully Gray now starts hitting some shots as well Very Happy


You probably missed the intercepted pass she threw right before that block.



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PostPosted: 08/06/17 4:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
Aladyyn wrote:
Tuned in to immediately see the block. Hopefully Gray now starts hitting some shots as well Very Happy


You probably missed the intercepted pass she threw right before that block.


I'm just going to give all the credit to Sims there Wink


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PostPosted: 08/06/17 4:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Glory pulled a Nneka on getting the offensive foul Smile


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PostPosted: 08/06/17 4:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Parker's got no energy out there, especially for defense.



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PostPosted: 08/06/17 4:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I like Phillips' "Nneker".



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PostPosted: 08/06/17 4:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Dallas/Powers why are you shooting with 9 seconds left in the half with no shot clock. Rolling Eyes

Luckily Karmina got hit in the face to bail you guys out. Hopefully she isn't seriously hurt tho.


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PostPosted: 08/06/17 4:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Am i being mean if i think Karima is a bit of a drama queen?
Flagrant foul what a joke Laughing



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PostPosted: 08/06/17 4:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

nobody hits the deck more than karima...nobody.


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ChicagoAnnie wrote:
nobody hits the deck more than karima...nobody.


Maybe Hayes. She and Karima are floor cleaners



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PostPosted: 08/06/17 4:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Michelle89 wrote:
Am i being mean if i think Karima is a bit of a drama queen?
Flagrant foul what a joke Laughing


Nah. Karima is drama queen. She learned from Tiff Hayes Laughing


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Michelle89 wrote:
ChicagoAnnie wrote:
nobody hits the deck more than karima...nobody.


Maybe Hayes. She and Karima are floor cleaners


i forgot about hayes... yes to both.


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PostPosted: 08/06/17 4:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Parker gets her triple-double and then decides to take it easy in this game. Totally not an MVP-type.



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PostPosted: 08/06/17 4:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sparks need to mount one of their patented super defensive efforts in the 2bd half to pull this one out.



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PostPosted: 08/06/17 4:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Riquna out with a left knee strain and won't return


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lynxmania wrote:
Riquna out with a left knee strain and won't return


Carson is out, too. Very thin now at guard now. Thank goodness they have Gruda and Diarra!!



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PostPosted: 08/06/17 4:47 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Glory actually made a 3 Laughing

Uh oh. Princess isn't happy with that call.



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