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PostPosted: 08/15/18 8:57 pm    ::: Dream😴 @ Mercury💯 - 8/17/18 Reply Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 08/17/18 2:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Storm game and Dream game on at same time!


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PostPosted: 08/17/18 4:02 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The Dream should be far more concerned about Washington than Seattle.


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PostPosted: 08/17/18 4:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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The Dream should be far more concerned about Washington than Seattle.


DC worries me, but Phoenix is the biggest problem of the day.



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PostPosted: 08/17/18 10:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Triple double watch for BG

[ETA] .. oh I thought she had 5 blocks that half. Actually has 4.



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I feel like, if Brittney Griner had as much heart as Diana Taurasi, she'd average forty points a game. Hell, if she had as much heart as Bonner, she'd average thirty.



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Phoenix ain't going far in the playoffs using only 7 players.



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PostPosted: 08/17/18 10:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I feel like, if Brittney Griner had as much heart as Diana Taurasi, she'd average forty points a game. Hell, if she had as much heart as Bonner, she'd average thirty.


She's showing all the heart I want to see tonight. Double double and 4 blocks at halftime.



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I feel like, if Brittney Griner had as much heart as Diana Taurasi, she'd average forty points a game. Hell, if she had as much heart as Bonner, she'd average thirty.


She's showing all the heart I want to see tonight. Double double and 4 blocks at halftime.

Atlanta definitely didn't pick a good night for their frontcourt to turn back into pumpkins.



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Sykes ejected. Might have cost them the #2 seed.



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Sykes ejected. Might have cost them the #2 seed.

Don't they still have another game?



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Sykes ejected. Might have cost them the #2 seed.

Don't they still have another game?


They do, versus Las Vegas. Washington plays Minnesota. But a win tonight would be a big help for Atlanta.



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

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Sykes ejected. Might have cost them the #2 seed.

Don't they still have another game?


They do, versus Las Vegas. Washington plays Minnesota. But a win tonight would be a big help for Atlanta.


It would be, but this is arguably a schedule loss. I don't know why anybody outside of the Dream faithful would have called this game for Atlanta before tipoff.



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Sykes ejected. Might have cost them the #2 seed.


Ridiculous ref overreaction



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PostPosted: 08/17/18 10:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Griner needs three more blocks for a triple-double.



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

Laughing Love Tip's reaction to being called for that foul on BG



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PostPosted: 08/17/18 11:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I feel like, if Brittney Griner had as much heart as Diana Taurasi, she'd average forty points a game. Hell, if she had as much heart as Bonner, she'd average thirty.


BG has a double double by halftime and she lacks heart.

I guess 33pts, 18ebs, and 7blks equal no heart because it's not the 40 points you expect her to get.



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PostPosted: 08/17/18 11:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I feel that BG is unfairly put under a microscope....if Big Syl, Nneka, or Parker for example, had anywhere close to that game everyone would be salivating. The extra two inches BG has doesn't meen she's Superwoman. She is having an amazing season scoring, and she has really shown increased effort on the boards. As a Phoenix fan, I am over the moon with her play... Laughing
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SCook wrote:
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I feel like, if Brittney Griner had as much heart as Diana Taurasi, she'd average forty points a game. Hell, if she had as much heart as Bonner, she'd average thirty.


BG has a double double by halftime and she lacks heart.

I guess 33pts, 18ebs, and 7blks equal no heart because it's not the 40 points you expect her to get.


I said what I said. If she had heart, she could do that every night. It's not like anybody can stop her.



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That aside, there are only two teams in the WNBA that I feel like Atlanta can't beat in a playoff series. And Phoenix is one, and Seattle is not the other one.



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That aside, there are only two teams in the WNBA that I feel like Atlanta can't beat in a playoff series. And Phoenix is one, and Seattle is not the other one.


I believe Phoenix,Dallas and Minnesota are the 3 worst matchups for Atlanta for obvious reasons.


If Griner,Bonner,Taurasi continue to play at this level,the Mercury have a shot at winning the Championship....Someone definitely got in Griner's ear about her rebounding and overall game....Last 7 gms:24.6p/10.3r


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PostPosted: 08/17/18 11:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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That aside, there are only two teams in the WNBA that I feel like Atlanta can't beat in a playoff series. And Phoenix is one, and Seattle is not the other one.


I believe Phoenix,Dallas and Minnesota are the 3 worst matchups for Atlanta for obvious reasons.


If Griner,Bonner,Taurasi continue to play at this level,the Mercury have a shot at winning the Championship....Someone definitely got in Griner's ear about her rebounding and overall game....Last 7 gms:24.6p/10.3r


I would have had Minnesota as the third team Atlanta can't beat, but something's off about them this year. They look washed, outside of Moore and Gojira. And if either one of them isn't great, the Lynx can't win.



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zune69 wrote:
Silky Johnson wrote:
That aside, there are only two teams in the WNBA that I feel like Atlanta can't beat in a playoff series. And Phoenix is one, and Seattle is not the other one.


I believe Phoenix,Dallas and Minnesota are the 3 worst matchups for Atlanta for obvious reasons.


If Griner,Bonner,Taurasi continue to play at this level,the Mercury have a shot at winning the Championship....Someone definitely got in Griner's ear about her rebounding and overall game....Last 7 gms:24.6p/10.3r


I would have had Minnesota as the third team Atlanta can't beat, but something's off about them this year. They look washed, outside of Moore and Gojira. And if either one of them isn't great, the Lynx can't win.


Fowles was great. Maya was pretty good: 12 pts, 7 reb, 8 ast, 2 stl
If Maya having a great game meant she made two more of her threes, it still wouldn’t have been enough in this game. They need more help offensively and especially defensively.



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That aside, there are only two teams in the WNBA that I feel like Atlanta can't beat in a playoff series. And Phoenix is one, and Seattle is not the other one.


Five games with two cross country trips would be tough on the short bench Merc.



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PostPosted: 08/18/18 8:01 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
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That aside, there are only two teams in the WNBA that I feel like Atlanta can't beat in a playoff series. And Phoenix is one, and Seattle is not the other one.


Five games with two cross country trips would be tough on the short bench Merc.


I would imagine, at least Mitchell..will be getting some time in the 5 game series (assuming Merc gets there.

Could have really used that fourth seed though.



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Sykes ejected. Might have cost them the #2 seed.


Ridiculous ref overreaction


What did she do ? I have yet to see the replay Question



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pilight wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Sykes ejected. Might have cost them the #2 seed.


Ridiculous ref overreaction


What did she do ? I have yet to see the replay Question


She jumped too high in celebrating a basket...



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pilight wrote:
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pilight wrote:
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Sykes ejected. Might have cost them the #2 seed.


Ridiculous ref overreaction


What did she do ? I have yet to see the replay Question


She jumped too high in celebrating a basket...


Did she have a prior technical, or did she compound this technical into another one?



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pilight wrote:
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pilight wrote:
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Sykes ejected. Might have cost them the #2 seed.


Ridiculous ref overreaction


What did she do ? I have yet to see the replay Question


She jumped too high in celebrating a basket...


Did she have a prior technical, or did she compound this technical into another one?


Wow thats all ? This league man i tell ya Rolling Eyes



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Phoenix, like L.A., is a four-player team, and it's hard to win a five-game series when the opposition has the time to exploit that weakness.



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pilight wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
pilight wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Sykes ejected. Might have cost them the #2 seed.


Ridiculous ref overreaction


What did she do ? I have yet to see the replay Question


She jumped too high in celebrating a basket...



I was at the game. Roy was sensitive but Sykes did more than "jump too high". She reacted very strongly and may have said something to get the 1st T. It almost like Taurasi like. She then went to the other end of the court while DT was shooting the T shot. On her way back up the court to begin play she purposely went by Roy and said something. I could see her heading that way and I was thinking, "Don't do it. He is really touchy. You are going to get booted." Sure enough, it happened. Stupid on her part, IMO. Then she didn't want to leave the court. I was thinking, "If you want to play Sunday, you better just leave." The coaches finally convinced her to go.


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pilight, is it common to have three players with a double double in a single game or is that something you even track?

I was watching DT for a triple as well. She had her points and assists early with 3 rebounds. But she didn't get any more boards.

DB and BG were impressive on the boards but Atlanta made it easy. There were times when BG was the only player under the basket.

Also, not mentioned in BG's play is how often her presence discourages a player from taking a shot or altering the shot to try and get it past her. There were some ugly shots put up in the paint. Atlanta's ability to hit from the perimeter was the only thing that kept Atlanta in the game. Losing Sykes was huge in the long run.


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sportsfan48 wrote:
pilight wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
pilight wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Sykes ejected. Might have cost them the #2 seed.


Ridiculous ref overreaction


What did she do ? I have yet to see the replay Question


She jumped too high in celebrating a basket...



I was at the game. Roy was sensitive but Sykes did more than "jump too high". She reacted very strongly and may have said something to get the 1st T. It almost like Taurasi like. She then went to the other end of the court while DT was shooting the T shot. On her way back up the court to begin play she purposely went by Roy and said something. I could see her heading that way and I was thinking, "Don't do it. He is really touchy. You are going to get booted." Sure enough, it happened. Stupid on her part, IMO. Then she didn't want to leave the court. I was thinking, "If you want to play Sunday, you better just leave." The coaches finally convinced her to go.


Was Roy the one who also ejected Liz,DT and BG? I saw all of the games(I watch every game) but don't remember who ejected them.


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Phoenix, like L.A., is a four-player team, and it's hard to win a five-game series when the opposition has the time to exploit that weakness.


Four? Whose the fourth?



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Phoenix, like L.A., is a four-player team, and it's hard to win a five-game series when the opposition has the time to exploit that weakness.


Four? Whose the fourth?


One of our guards, whoever is hitting shots that night... Laughing
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Phoenix, like L.A., is a four-player team, and it's hard to win a five-game series when the opposition has the time to exploit that weakness.


Four? Whose the fourth?


I think he's giving January credit for being decent



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That aside, there are only two teams in the WNBA that I feel like Atlanta can't beat in a playoff series. And Phoenix is one, and Seattle is not the other one.


Storm will definitely beat Atlanta, but it’ll be a full 5 game series this tiiime, that is if they get to the finals 😂



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mercfan3 wrote:
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Phoenix, like L.A., is a four-player team, and it's hard to win a five-game series when the opposition has the time to exploit that weakness.


Four? Whose the fourth?


I think he's giving January credit for being decent


Exactly ... so, if you like, 3.75.



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pilight wrote:
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ClayK wrote:
Phoenix, like L.A., is a four-player team, and it's hard to win a five-game series when the opposition has the time to exploit that weakness.


Four? Whose the fourth?


I think he's giving January credit for being decent


Okay.. I mean, between January, Turner, and FLB (if played) there’s a fourth.

It’s just still a big drop. Laughing

Also..Merc need to win against NY. We need the path of least resistance...and I can easily invision the Sparks and Merc being the team to come out of the do or die pack.

Plus...I’d rather play Liz and Skylar than Maya and Fowles. I think #TeamGrandma has the potential to come alive for the playoffs..especially in a do or die situation (and against the Merc). Much better to go with inexperienced group who has a new coach.

And to follow it up, it’s gonna be a lot better to go up against CT over Delle Donne and the clutch midget.

So...beat Ny plz.



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That aside, there are only two teams in the WNBA that I feel like Atlanta can't beat in a playoff series. And Phoenix is one, and Seattle is not the other one.


Storm will definitely beat Atlanta, but it’ll be a full 5 game series this tiiime, that is if they get to the finals 😂

I tend to agree with this, in principle, though obviously not with the relish that you appear to have. My agreement, though, has less to do with my opinion of the Storm (whom I loathe), and more to do with my opinion of the Dream's ceiling without McCoughtry. With a healthy McCoughtry, I legitimately believe that the Atlanta Dream are the 2018 WNBA Champions.



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