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Who will win this game?
Sparks
40%
 40%  [ 12 ]
Lynx
60%
 60%  [ 18 ]
Total Votes : 30

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PostPosted: 05/19/18 4:02 am    ::: Sparks @ Lynx - 5/20/18 Reply Reply with quote

Minneapolis, MN - 5:00 PM ET
TV: ESPN2 (Rebecca Lobo, Holly Rowe)

Video:
http://www.espn.com/watch/

Game page:
http://www.wnba.com/game/20180520/LASMIN/

ESPN Gamecast:
http://m.espn.com/wnba/gamecast?gameId=401018786



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PostPosted: 05/19/18 3:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Wow. Any of the 4 Sparks votes wanna change their vote?

https://twitter.com/kyle_ratke/status/997933449154650112?s=21

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Candace Parker will not be with the Sparks for tomorrow’s opener against the Lynx at Target Center.



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PostPosted: 05/19/18 3:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

We are going to see even more small ball from the Sparks Laughing



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PostPosted: 05/19/18 4:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I assume Carson gets the start.



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PostPosted: 05/19/18 4:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ogwumike will have to play all 40 minutes at center. Beard and Carson will split time at PF. I wonder if the Sparks have an exemption player coming in? Bass? Jensen?



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PostPosted: 05/19/18 4:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ogwumike will have to play all 40 minutes at center. Beard and Carson will split time at PF. I wonder if the Sparks have an exemption player coming in? Bass? Jensen?



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PostPosted: 05/19/18 4:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

adamj95 wrote:
I assume Carson gets the start.


Gray/Sims
Pondexter/RWilliams
Carson/Wiese
Beard
Ogwumike

Out:
Parker
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PostPosted: 05/19/18 5:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Hope Drob has a nice game and shuts my hating ass up.


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PostPosted: 05/19/18 5:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So we are without the services of one of our two Batwomen now? One or more of our Robins need to step it up. Whatever happens I definitely don't want to see them roll over & die tomorrow. Let Las Lynx know they're in a fight regardless of who's out.



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PostPosted: 05/19/18 5:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

blaase22 wrote:
Hope Drob has a nice game and shuts my hating ass up.


Make that 2 of us. Possibly making her first 3 pointer tomorrow? Laughing



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PostPosted: 05/19/18 5:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Big Syl better go at least 30-15 against that lineup


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PostPosted: 05/19/18 5:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

adamj95 wrote:
blaase22 wrote:
Hope Drob has a nice game and shuts my hating ass up.


Make that 2 of us. Possibly making her first 3 pointer tomorrow? Laughing


Always better to be happy than right.


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PostPosted: 05/19/18 8:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
adamj95 wrote:
blaase22 wrote:
Hope Drob has a nice game and shuts my hating ass up.


Make that 2 of us. Possibly making her first 3 pointer tomorrow? Laughing


Always better to be happy than right.


I can't wait to find out who is going to have the biggest increase in fan club membership after this weekend: Cambage, DeShields, or D-Rob? Smile


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PostPosted: 05/19/18 8:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

First WNBA game ever featuring two Great Britain internationals Smile.



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PostPosted: 05/19/18 8:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Intense rivalry between Lynx, Sparks resumes in WNBA season-opener

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With no hesitation, Cheryl Reeve’s answer was: yes.

This is the best rivalry Reeve has been a part of in her 17 years as a WNBA assistant or head coach. When the Lynx open the regular season Sunday at Target Center against the Los Angeles Sparks team they beat in Game 5 of last year’s finals, it will be another chapter — the 17th in two-plus seasons — in what has become the league’s best matchup.

“This has probably gone to a level I have not seen,’’ Reeve said.

This is saying something. Reeve was an assistant with the Detroit Shock when a simmering rivalry broke into a legendary brawl between Detroit and Los Angeles back in 2008.

Reeve knows rivalries.


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Nneka Ogwumike’s late-game put-back in Game 5 in 2016 gave the Sparks the title. Any number of Lynx players have pointed to that outcome — and the way it happened — as a driving force last season.

In Game 5 at Williams Arena last fall, with the Sparks closing fast, Maya Moore hit a runner with 26 seconds left to ice the game. In a recent tweet, Sparks star Candace Parker said that shot is on a shortlist of basketball “vomit’’ moments, stinging shots that she’ll never forget.

“As a player, you remember the losses,’’ Parker said. “It sticks with you. You take it with you and it makes you sick.’’

Asked about that comment, Augustus rolled her eyes. Different situations. Ogwumike’s shot was very nearly last-second, where even if Moore had missed, the Sparks would have had to score to tie the game.

“Not the same,’’ Augustus said, with a definite roll of her eyes. “But I’ll let them have their moment. If that’s what they need to get ready, so be it.’’


Rivalries are by far the best part of sports.



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PostPosted: 05/19/18 10:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

adamj95 wrote:
Wow. Any of the 4 Sparks votes wanna change their vote?

https://twitter.com/kyle_ratke/status/997933449154650112?s=21

Quote:
Candace Parker will not be with the Sparks for tomorrow’s opener against the Lynx at Target Center.


we all knew months ago her butt hurt self wasn't gonna come to this game when she ranted about it, poor move on her end really lost respect for her



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PostPosted: 05/19/18 10:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

wnbashockballa wrote:
adamj95 wrote:
Wow. Any of the 4 Sparks votes wanna change their vote?

https://twitter.com/kyle_ratke/status/997933449154650112?s=21

Quote:
Candace Parker will not be with the Sparks for tomorrow’s opener against the Lynx at Target Center.


we all knew months ago her butt hurt self wasn't gonna come to this game when she ranted about it, poor move on her end really lost respect for her


Or maybe its because she's hurt stuff like this happens to professional athletes you think CP hasn't dreamed of beating Minnesota on there ring night this is a women who won a national championship with one arm pretty much if she's sitting out its because she can't go if u read the article the team doctor shut her down and until he or she clear her CP can't play


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PostPosted: 05/19/18 11:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sparksfan wrote:
wnbashockballa wrote:
adamj95 wrote:
Wow. Any of the 4 Sparks votes wanna change their vote?

https://twitter.com/kyle_ratke/status/997933449154650112?s=21

Quote:
Candace Parker will not be with the Sparks for tomorrow’s opener against the Lynx at Target Center.


we all knew months ago her butt hurt self wasn't gonna come to this game when she ranted about it, poor move on her end really lost respect for her


Or maybe its because she's hurt stuff like this happens to professional athletes you think CP hasn't dreamed of beating Minnesota on there ring night this is a women who won a national championship with one arm pretty much if she's sitting out its because she can't go if u read the article the team doctor shut her down and until he or she clear her CP can't play


Let the haters talk their crap. They just can't resist talking nonsense.



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PostPosted: 05/20/18 11:59 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

wnbashockballa wrote:
adamj95 wrote:
Wow. Any of the 4 Sparks votes wanna change their vote?

https://twitter.com/kyle_ratke/status/997933449154650112?s=21

Quote:
Candace Parker will not be with the Sparks for tomorrow’s opener against the Lynx at Target Center.


we all knew months ago her butt hurt self wasn't gonna come to this game when she ranted about it, poor move on her end really lost respect for her


since when do players get to pick and choose what games they go to? wth? people have injuries.




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PostPosted: 05/20/18 12:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ChicagoAnnie wrote:
wnbashockballa wrote:
adamj95 wrote:
Wow. Any of the 4 Sparks votes wanna change their vote?

https://twitter.com/kyle_ratke/status/997933449154650112?s=21

Quote:
Candace Parker will not be with the Sparks for tomorrow’s opener against the Lynx at Target Center.


we all knew months ago her butt hurt self wasn't gonna come to this game when she ranted about it, poor move on her end really lost respect for her


since when do players got to pick and choose what games they go to? wth? people have injuries.

I know about one that does Laughing


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Aladyyn wrote:
ChicagoAnnie wrote:
wnbashockballa wrote:
adamj95 wrote:
Wow. Any of the 4 Sparks votes wanna change their vote?

https://twitter.com/kyle_ratke/status/997933449154650112?s=21

Quote:
Candace Parker will not be with the Sparks for tomorrow’s opener against the Lynx at Target Center.


we all knew months ago her butt hurt self wasn't gonna come to this game when she ranted about it, poor move on her end really lost respect for her


since when do players got to pick and choose what games they go to? wth? people have injuries.

I know about one that does Laughing


name?


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PostPosted: 05/20/18 12:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Aladyyn wrote:
ChicagoAnnie wrote:
wnbashockballa wrote:
adamj95 wrote:
Wow. Any of the 4 Sparks votes wanna change their vote?

https://twitter.com/kyle_ratke/status/997933449154650112?s=21

Quote:
Candace Parker will not be with the Sparks for tomorrow’s opener against the Lynx at Target Center.


we all knew months ago her butt hurt self wasn't gonna come to this game when she ranted about it, poor move on her end really lost respect for her


since when do players got to pick and choose what games they go to? wth? people have injuries.

I know about one that does Laughing


Taurasi? Laughing



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adamj95 wrote:
Aladyyn wrote:
ChicagoAnnie wrote:
wnbashockballa wrote:
adamj95 wrote:
Wow. Any of the 4 Sparks votes wanna change their vote?

https://twitter.com/kyle_ratke/status/997933449154650112?s=21

Quote:
Candace Parker will not be with the Sparks for tomorrow’s opener against the Lynx at Target Center.


we all knew months ago her butt hurt self wasn't gonna come to this game when she ranted about it, poor move on her end really lost respect for her


since when do players got to pick and choose what games they go to? wth? people have injuries.

I know about one that does Laughing


Taurasi? Laughing


Laughing Laughing Laughing


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alright, the season is about to begin.



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Go Whalen and go Lynx!



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