Thursday, August 26, 2010

Round 1, Game 1 (no numbers)

I haven't even looked at the numbers...but my post from yesterday was still right on with Le'Coe Willingham being a non-factor while Ashley Robinson made a nice impact in limited time and Jana Vesela came up huge.

This is simply about match-ups...LA has exterior/mid-range shooting posts that neutralize Willingham's strength and low post defense/rebounding at one and and offer height and athleticism to compensate for her wily offense. Camille Little struggles against the sparks at times for the same reasons. The Sparks have guards playing the small forward spot with gives tall athletic players with range like Cash and Vesela a big advantage, particularly when LJ starts off the game on the block forcing LA to double/triple team her.

The crowd last night was great. They had a nice portion of the upper bowl open, and there were quite a few people up there. The energy of the crowd was a little different, they were almost jovial like they expected a win. The addition of the wave was interesting, probably a result of bandwagon newbies combined with an unusual post season confidence.

Can the Storm win 7 in row against LA this year and close out the series on Saturday? It should be a rocking game.

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