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Who will win this game?
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PostPosted: 08/11/17 8:00 pm    ::: Storm @ Mercury - 8/12/17 Reply Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 08/12/17 10:12 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Just hope the game is watchable and the refs don't make it about themselves



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PostPosted: 08/12/17 12:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

If Griner is starting then if i was Klop i would start Swords on her and have Langhorne come off the bench. Its time to change something. This way Stewart has more energy to focus on offense and Langhorne provides bench production.
Little probably has the task to defend Stewart because the Mercury dont want Griner defending Stewart on the perimeter and certainly not after her injury



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PostPosted: 08/12/17 12:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

By the looks of ticket sales people are excited for Griner to return....or some AC in the hot AZ summer


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PostPosted: 08/12/17 1:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Michelle89 wrote:
If Griner is starting then if i was Klop i would start Swords on her and have Langhorne come off the bench. Its time to change something. This way Stewart has more energy to focus on offense and Langhorne provides bench production.
Little probably has the task to defend Stewart because the Mercury dont want Griner defending Stewart on the perimeter and certainly not after her injury


Agreed about playing Swords more vs. Griner. Langhorne & Tok will get murder inside vs. Griner. Let's see what plays out.



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PostPosted: 08/12/17 1:32 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Langhorne can't stop Griner from scoring, but I've seen some games where the converse is true also.


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PostPosted: 08/12/17 2:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

OUR DEFENSE IS BACK!!!



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PostPosted: 08/12/17 7:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

mercfan3 wrote:
OUR DEFENSE IS BACK!!!


Most definitely. I'm excited to see if she starts.



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PostPosted: 08/12/17 9:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Also, can't wait for another round of "time machine Sue"..you know..where every time she plays against DT she looks like she's in her prime again.



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PostPosted: 08/12/17 9:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Storm looking good early.


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PostPosted: 08/12/17 9:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 08/12/17 9:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lmao!! Talbot was straight up and didn't move. I can't.



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PostPosted: 08/12/17 9:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

George makes me miss the defense of Dupree.
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PostPosted: 08/12/17 9:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I know that BG is on limited minutes but every time she was in, the team has been more effective offensively and defensively. Give her more minutes if she wants them.



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PostPosted: 08/12/17 9:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

These refs are so annoying. You clearly see her hand going out and she's not even doing it on purpose. I'm done.



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SCook wrote:
I know that BG is on limited minutes but every time she was in, the team has been more effective offensively and defensively. Give her more minutes if she wants them.


No. Save her for the playoffs.

Also..ugh..Kurt Walker.



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PostPosted: 08/12/17 9:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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George makes me miss the defense of Dupree.

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PostPosted: 08/12/17 10:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Tally24 wrote:
George makes me miss the defense of Dupree.


Ouch Laughing


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PostPosted: 08/12/17 10:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Tally24 wrote:
George makes me miss the defense of Dupree.


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PostPosted: 08/12/17 10:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

There is NO reason why BG is in there and she isn't touching it after back to back buckets.



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PostPosted: 08/12/17 11:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It's taken 30 minutes to play the last 5 minute. These ref reviews add nothing to the game and make it unbearable to watch.
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PostPosted: 08/12/17 11:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Klop, Klop, Klop! Smile


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PostPosted: 08/12/17 11:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Phoenix fell apart in the 4th.

No rebounds, bad shots, and not capitalizing on defensive stops.

I'm pissed at the fact that BG played over the 5 minute restriction in the 4th and we still lost. Granted, it's the 1st game back with her in the lineup.



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PostPosted: 08/12/17 11:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

is brondello going to get fired after this game?

the phoenix cheaters looked awful.



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PostPosted: 08/12/17 11:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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It's taken 30 minutes to play the last 5 minute. These ref reviews add nothing to the game and make it unbearable to watch.

Amen.

Is the Mercury really considered a hostile team? Because all three " hostile acts" they reviewed were against us Rolling Eyes



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Very disappointing game for the Merc. I think BG had a fine game with the limited minutes she played=19pts-7 rebounds and 3 blocks. I truly don't understand why Camille Little is in the starting lineup. She misses 2 many shots, travels, etc. DT had 20pts so she wasn't so bad. I think L Mitchell wasn't in the game long enough to get her shot going as she usually makes a couple 3 pt shots. Also think they maybe should have kept Isabell Harrison who had 23pts tonight and Courtney Williams who has 19pts for their teams tonight. BG looked good for her limited minutes so I hope next game she will have more minutes. If they don't do something they are going to be way low in the playoffs if they make it as they have a rough schedule coming up.

Here's hopeing they get it together. Rough game to watch tonight but was glad to see BG back!


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PostPosted: 08/12/17 11:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

caune wrote:
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It's taken 30 minutes to play the last 5 minute. These ref reviews add nothing to the game and make it unbearable to watch.
Amen. Is the Mercury really considered a hostile team? Because all three " hostile acts" they reviewed were against us Rolling Eyes


Kurt Walker.. Rolling Eyes

I'm honestly convinced he asked DT out once, she rejected him..and he's held it against her and her team ever since. Laughing

Phoenix was on a roll before BG got hurt. They've just got to get it together before then.

And I have been happy with Sandy for a while now. But I doubt she goes anywhere. (Although, DT liked Corey and awful lot, and they fired him, so..)



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I do think that Sandy is going to be in the hot seat soon. This season, they'll give her Benefit of the doubt because Pree was traded, Harrison too, DB was pregnant, and BG got hurt. I think that the way the Mercury end this season and the way they do next season, anticipating DB comes back, determines if she keeps her job.

Yes, they lost BG, however, they should have personnel thAt has the talent and skill to win at least a few games with her out. Granted they won 3 but against under .500 level teams. BG went down and Phoenix was in... 3rd/4th place, now they are at risk of either being a 7 or 8 seed or potentially missing the playoffs all together.

BG being back to 100% definitely gives them an edge on Washington and I think she can/will/could get them a win or 2 against Connecticut, Atlanta and also against Seattle, which could put them at 16-18 wins. However, Minnesota and L.A. are 2 teams they haven't beat, that they played against more than once.



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I really don't get why anyone is surprised/pissed when the Mercury play mediocre basketball this season. They've actually done better than I expected, all things considered.

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I truly don't understand why Camille Little is in the starting lineup. She misses 2 many shots, travels, etc. DT had 20pts so she wasn't so bad. I think L Mitchell wasn't in the game long enough to get her shot going as she usually makes a couple 3 pt shots. Also think they maybe should have kept Isabell Harrison who had 23pts tonight and Courtney Williams who has 19pts for their teams tonight.

Camille starts purely because look at the roster and point out the better alternative.
I agree about Harrison & Williams though. I don't like giving away promising young talent, especially when it's players who clearly have potential but haven't been given the opportunities to show what they can do with it.
Trading away the future for the sake of the present is fine if you're a title chance. If you aren't though, it's not smart, because your roster gets stuck in no-man's-land. We had a great title shot last year. Screwing that up so spectacularly should have been the trigger to rebuild with youth.



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Storm definitely need an upgrade at the 3 position and a backup point guard next season.


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SCook wrote:
I do think that Sandy is going to be in the hot seat soon. This season, they'll give her Benefit of the doubt because Pree was traded, Harrison too, DB was pregnant, and BG got hurt. I think that the way the Mercury end this season and the way they do next season, anticipating DB comes back, determines if she keeps her job.

Yes, they lost BG, however, they should have personnel thAt has the talent and skill to win at least a few games with her out. Granted they won 3 but against under .500 level teams. BG went down and Phoenix was in... 3rd/4th place, now they are at risk of either being a 7 or 8 seed or potentially missing the playoffs all together.

BG being back to 100% definitely gives them an edge on Washington and I think she can/will/could get them a win or 2 against Connecticut, Atlanta and also against Seattle, which could put them at 16-18 wins. However, Minnesota and L.A. are 2 teams they haven't beat, that they played against more than once.


Pls look at the predictions before the season. The Mercury are doing better then expected so Brondello isnt going anywhere..



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So, the coaching change has an immediate result. Storm could still make the playoffs though the schedule is pretty tough.


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So, the coaching change has an immediate result. Storm could still make the playoffs though the schedule is pretty tough.


I wouldnt say that this is because of the coaching change. Its more because the Mercury's defense is almost as bad as ours Laughing
89 points is still way too much. That kind of defense isnt going to win you a lot of other games



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Michelle89 wrote:
SCook wrote:
I do think that Sandy is going to be in the hot seat soon. This season, they'll give her Benefit of the doubt because Pree was traded, Harrison too, DB was pregnant, and BG got hurt. I think that the way the Mercury end this season and the way they do next season, anticipating DB comes back, determines if she keeps her job.

Yes, they lost BG, however, they should have personnel thAt has the talent and skill to win at least a few games with her out. Granted they won 3 but against under .500 level teams. BG went down and Phoenix was in... 3rd/4th place, now they are at risk of either being a 7 or 8 seed or potentially missing the playoffs all together.

BG being back to 100% definitely gives them an edge on Washington and I think she can/will/could get them a win or 2 against Connecticut, Atlanta and also against Seattle, which could put them at 16-18 wins. However, Minnesota and L.A. are 2 teams they haven't beat, that they played against more than once.


Pls look at the predictions before the season. The Mercury are doing better then expected so Brondello isnt going anywhere..


Will she be there next season? Will Australia eventually want her to be around the Opals before World Cup, or are they ok with the head coach being in Phoenix during the summer lead up?


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*continues to complain about DRob's offensive inefficiencies*
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Phoenix should seriously consider tanking next year. I know this is not ideal knowing they have done this in the past but barely .500 this yr followed by a horrible season could get them another great draft pick to replace Diana. Think KLS or Asia Durr mercury fans. DT has seriously 1 1/2 seasons left in the tank. I cant see her making it to 2020 .



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So, the coaching change has an immediate result. Storm could still make the playoffs though the schedule is pretty tough.


i'm s storm fan and i do NOT want the storm make the playoff.



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scrappy wrote:
Randy wrote:
So, the coaching change has an immediate result. Storm could still make the playoffs though the schedule is pretty tough.


i'm s storm fan and i do NOT want the storm make the playoff.


WIth the lucky ping pong balls always on your side, neither would I. Perhaps this is the NBA's way of making it up to Seattle for moving the Sonics to OKC.


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*continues to complain about DRob's offensive inefficiencies*


Leilani runs the offense much better IMO. D-Rob has been a disappointment. And I wanted her here. Stupid me.



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*continues to complain about DRob's offensive inefficiencies*


Leilani runs the offense much better IMO. D-Rob has been a disappointment. And I wanted her here. Stupid me.


FLB is a liability on defense. So you cant play her too many minutes next to your other defensive liability named DT. FLB is most effective playing around 15-20 min



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So, the coaching change has an immediate result. Storm could still make the playoffs though the schedule is pretty tough.


i'm s storm fan and i do NOT want the storm make the playoff.


WIth the lucky ping pong balls always on your side, neither would I. Perhaps this is the NBA's way of making it up to Seattle for moving the Sonics to OKC.


Basic math, people. The Phoenix Mercury had the 28% chance in 2013 and got #1. The Connecticut Sun had the 44% chance in 2014 and got the #1 pick. It just so happens that the same team was in those positions in the next two years. Given the others in the standings this year, the Storm would be 3rd or 4th and not nearly as likely to be the Wilson Winner.


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I feel the Mercury are doing much better than expected. The only returners were DT and BG, DRob was coming back from surgery, and much of the rest of the lineup had little WNBA experience. Griner had been a disappointment up to this year, too. And yet they were challenging for 3rd place before BG went down. Then, they got Currie from a team obviously desperate to remove her from their locker room. If the fans want to consider your coach on the hot seat after that, then that's crazy.


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