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Who will win this game?
Lynx
63%
 63%  [ 12 ]
Sparks
36%
 36%  [ 7 ]
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PostPosted: 09/06/19 3:00 pm    ::: Lynx @ Sparks - 9/08/19 Reply Reply with quote

Los Angeles, CA - 4:00 PM ET
TV: ESPN2, NBA TV Canada

ESPN stream:
http://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=34e92a54-1bf2-49e0-ad4b-0965144e873d

Game page:
https://www.wnba.com/game/20190908/MINLAS

ESPN Gamecast:
http://www.espn.com/wnba/game?gameId=401105116



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PostPosted: 09/08/19 9:43 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Since this game means nothing to the Sparks, it should be interesting as to what kind of lineup Fisher trots out for this game.



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PostPosted: 09/08/19 10:03 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Parker and Nneka should sit. Give Vadeeva, Brown, Jones and Wiese a good amount of minutes.



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PostPosted: 09/08/19 11:16 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
Parker and Nneka should sit. Give Vadeeva, Brown, Jones and Wiese a good amount of minutes.


Don’t forget Chiney. I agree. Prepare the bench for the playoffs. Wink



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PostPosted: 09/08/19 11:24 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
Parker and Nneka should sit. Give Vadeeva, Brown, Jones and Wiese a good amount of minutes.


Candace should be relatively fresh. However, she has been so injury-prone this season that it is probably best to wrap[ her in teflon and pack her in a large box with styrofoam peanuts covering her completely until our postseason begins.

Riquna could use some playing time, if only to maintain her rhythm. Chelsea has been logging the most minutes all season long and can use some serious downtime. Ditto for Nneka, who has surely logged the 2nd highest minute count.

Everyone else can play. Time for Chiney to keep her Energizer Bunny rhythm flowing. Alana, TRP, and Syd the Kid can be tag-team partners at SG/SF, while our Enforcer, Masha, and Baby Enforcer, Kalina, get practice time bringing the thunder. Cannot leave Marina out - all downtown crew members are required to keep their rhythms hot & steady. Alexis can spell Chelsea.



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PostPosted: 09/08/19 11:36 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

With nothing on the line, I suggest load management for Chelsea, Nneka, Candace, and Alana, the first two because of heavy load this season, the latter two because of injuries. That leaves us with 8.

Jones/Wiese
Williams/Mabrey
TRP
C. Ogwumike
Vadeeva/Brown

I would give very few minutes to TRP, so she can get some rest too.
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PostPosted: 09/08/19 12:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I just realised if Lynx lose this one they will have the same 18:16 W:L as last year, and seventh seed. Shocked


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PostPosted: 09/08/19 3:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I don't believe Fisher trusts Jones because she gets very little time on the floor. Sometimes ( though not that often) she gets a hot hand, but in respect to playing smart, she is really lacking. She is someone they will have to replace next season. She is not even a good back up. I think the Sparks picked her up because she once had a lights out shooting game against them in the playoffs. Fisher often does not even use Jones to replace Gray the few minutes she does come on in games that matter. All she gets is garbage minutes. He uses Wiese or someone else. He sees Wiese as a better option at point. Jones problem is that she makes too many bonehead plays. It's not her physical ability that is lacking but what is between her ears.



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PostPosted: 09/08/19 3:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Collier needs to be the only one to defend Gray. Our guards can’t do it.


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PostPosted: 09/08/19 3:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Not enough resting going on with the Sparks.



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PostPosted: 09/08/19 4:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Fowles picked a bad game to be brickastic.



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PostPosted: 09/08/19 4:34 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Don't we all remember when ESPN was telling us that everyone and every team was excited about this new playoff format and now its changed to "the fans and players don't like it" to quote LaChina but she still says "it's exciting"

ESPN really trying to make this format happen Laughing



also Jesus Christ, we can't play in LA to save our lives.


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PostPosted: 09/08/19 4:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ward's acting like it's over with over 3 minutes left.



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PostPosted: 09/08/19 4:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
Fowles picked a bad game to be brickastic.


fowles is stealing money from fans and ownership.

missing shots is one thing, not putting in the effort is a disgrace.



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PostPosted: 09/08/19 4:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

They're playing Wheeler's song!



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PostPosted: 09/08/19 4:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

scrappy wrote:

missing shots is one thing, not putting in the effort is a disgrace.


It's like she's running in molasses.



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PostPosted: 09/08/19 4:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lots of things went wrong today but we will need DD to hit shots on Wednesday.


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PostPosted: 09/08/19 5:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Why didn't Vadeeva play today?



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PostPosted: 09/08/19 5:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
Why didn't Vadeeva play today?


She is Russian and in todays PC climate you not only do not trust them, but you can also blame everything on them.



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PostPosted: 09/08/19 6:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
Why didn't Vadeeva play today?


I was wondering the same thing. Haven't been able to find anything. Hopefully they ask Fish in the post game.

willtalk wrote:
She is Russian and in todays PC climate you not only do not trust them, but you can also blame everything on them.


What? Confused


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PostPosted: 09/08/19 7:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WfanFrJmp wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Why didn't Vadeeva play today?


I was wondering the same thing. Haven't been able to find anything. Hopefully they ask Fish in the post game.

willtalk wrote:
She is Russian and in todays PC climate you not only do not trust them, but you can also blame everything on them.


What? Confused
It's a tongue in cheek remark. But I tried to think if of any sort of logical reason why she didn't play. In the failure of that, I went with sarcasm.



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PostPosted: 09/10/19 7:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So there was no conspiracy regarding Vadeeva Smile In the postgame presser, Coach Fish indicated that he thought Kalani's size would be good against Syl.

Btw, the post game press conferences are on LA's facebook and have been really interesting this season. Some of the media outlets are so kind as to post them on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx6NmB6GRII


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PostPosted: 09/11/19 4:18 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

willtalk wrote:
WfanFrJmp wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Why didn't Vadeeva play today?


I was wondering the same thing. Haven't been able to find anything. Hopefully they ask Fish in the post game.

willtalk wrote:
She is Russian and in todays PC climate you not only do not trust them, but you can also blame everything on them.


What? Confused
It's a tongue in cheek remark. But I tried to think if of any sort of logical reason why she didn't play. In the failure of that, I went with sarcasm.


Because of the scarcity of good sports reportage with respect to WNBA happenings, we are not always privy to what is going on with the team. For instance, Masha got hit in the head earlier in the season and was forced to undergo concussion protocol before she was allowed back on the court. This gave Kalani opportunities to play that she would not have ordinarily have had. This comes from the article in https://highposthoops.com/2019/09/08/los-angeles-sparks-bench-kalani-brown-marina-mabrey-sydney-wiese/ where it reads,

"But in the sixth game, Vadeeva suffered a knock to the head and had to go through concussion protocol, giving Brown an opening. Hilariously, Brown thought a fan in the crowd was calling her name, not Fisher."

In NFL, NBA, tennis, or other major sports reporting, virtually everything is covered, and it is not hard to dig up facts for a diligent fan. For WNBA reportage, you almost have to be lucky to even find background info.

One of the aggravations I always had with Brian Agler is his refusal to develop young bench players. Fish was virtually forced into this position by all the early injuries, and his due diligence here is paying dividends now as he currently boasts the deepest bench in the entire league without question.



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