Friday, August 29, 2008

Game Twenty-Seven: Storm vs. Comets 28 August, 2008

It was really great to be back at Key Arena, and once again it was a decent sized crowd. The game was a little rusty, but the Storm moved one step closer to setting a franchise record for season wins.

I was really disappointed in the officiating, not because I disagreed with calls and the lack thereof, but because as the play on the floor became more heated and physical, they did not take charge and bring the game back under control. I spent the last five minutes of the game worried that someone else was going to get hurt.

Most Effective Shooters


Player

True Shooting Percentage

Effective FG%

Floor Percentage

Points

Sue Bird

71%

70%

51%

22

Yolanda Griffith

58%

50%

59%

9

Camille Little

44%

43%

40%

7

Katie Gearlds

44%

42%

37%

6

Shyra Ely

43%

43%

40%

6

Swin Cash

42%

20%

47%

6





This list is almost identical to the last game around a month ago. Statistically they don't look like they missed a beat over the break.

Top Ratings




PlayerOffensive RatingIndividual Rating
Yolanda Griffith119.72103.01
Sue Bird118.11113.54
Swin Cash97.9680.07




Raw Plus Minus

Sue Bird: +24
Tanisha Wright: +19
Sheryl Swoopes: +18
Yolanda Griffith: +12
Shyra Ely: +10
Camille Little: +10
Katie Gearlds: +6
Swin Cash: +1
Kelly Santos: 0
Ashley Robinson: -15

Tanisha didn't put up great numbers in any area, but her aggression and her balanced floor play (5 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds) was a bigger impact than the boxscore displays.

Most Effective Lineups

Bird-Wright-Swoopes-Little-Griffith: +14
Bird-Wright-Swoopes-Gearlds-Ely: +5
Bird-Wright-Swoopes-Cash-Ely: +4


Comets
Most Effective Shooters

Player

True Shooting Percentage

Effective FG%

Floor Percentage

Points

Roneeka Hodges

56%

50%

52%

10

Michelle Snow

52%

67%

37%

4

Sancho Lyttle

50%

50%

51%

10






Top Ratings

PlayerOffensive RatingIndividual Rating
Roneeka Hodges109.6693.09
Sancho Lyttle102.6285.12



Raw Plus Minus
Mistie Williams: +1
Sequoia Holms: 0
Erica White: -2
Michelle Snow: -6
Sancho Lyttle: -6
Mwadi Mabika: -6
Roneeka Hodges: -7
Matee Ajavon: -8
Tamecka Dixon: -14
Shannon Johnson: -15
Tina Thompson: -22

Most Effective Lineups
Johnson-Ajavon-Dixon-Thompson-Lyttle: +4
Johnson-Ajavon-Dixon-Lyttle-Snow: +2
Johnson-Dixon-Hodges-Thompson-Williams: +2

1 comment:

norwester said...

That was my biggest beef with the officiating too! They totally lost control of the game in the final few minutes, and did nothing effective to regain it. Yo nearly did get hurt. Is she made of rubber or something?

Oh, and thanks for your response to my game report re: stats.