score: Storm 70 Lynx 55 (W) (16-8)
report..I've never done one before, but since I was at this
game (one of the only people cheering for the Storm of course)
I'll try my best.
I tried my best to represent for the Storm, but there were
a lot of angry and intimidating...almost violent Lynx fans
in my section...lol...I guess they weren't having as much
fun as i was.
I didn't enjoy the national anthem...it was a group of boy
band looking guys who didn't impress me at all.
I loved half time entertainment..it was hilarious...a guy
with 2 dogs doing frisbee stuff...enough said...loved it.
The atmosphere of the game was pretty good. Granted I'm only
able to get to one game a year, last night was the most people
I've ever seen at a Lynx game. There were also TONS of kids.
I think this may have been because the first 1500 (i think)
kids ages 14 and under got free katie smith jerseys. I was
pissed..I'm 18 and didn't get one...lol
Overall, it was a great game for the Storm. They were having
fun, and you could tell.
Betty got a lot of love from everyone during introductions,
and everyone still loves her. I also noticed that the little
boys at the games love her. There was a team of boys around
12 or 13 yrs old sitting behind me (from St. Louis I believe)
and they kept going on and on about how they liked "that
LJ may not have had tons of points (though 11 is still nice)
she did a lot of other things. She did a great job defending
and preventing her player from getting their shots off.
Simone...what can I say. From dancing during warm-ups, to
hitting the boards like nuts....She had a great night and
was fun to watch.
Sue was more offensive minded tonight. Looking for her shot.
The first half was Sue's half.
During the first half they were getting lots of good looks,
but the little cheapies just weren't falling.The Storm just
totally took over the second half, and their shots really
Sara from Women's
and I attended last night's Lynx/Storm game at the Target
Center. We got our very first press passes and got to sit
courtside at the scorer's table. It was pretty dang cool.
It is just amazing how big, fast, and physical these teams
and players are when you get up close.
first half was probably one of the most entertaining I have
seen this year. It was fast-paced, physical, and just plain
fun to watch. Neither team shot well from the field in the
1st half (Seattle = 35%, MN = 29%), but both were playing
great defense and getting out on the break.
the half it was a 4 point game and we were looking forward
to another fun half. Unfortunately, Katie Smith's absence
combined with the Storm's great guard play caught up with
the Lynx. The second half was pretty much all Storm.
Bird, Betty Lennox, and Tully Bevilaqua put on a guard clinic
in the second half. Bird showed why she is one of the best
point gurads around. She is constantly moving, directing traffic,
and she is a threat to shoot from the outside. Together Jackson
and Bird have a lethal inside-out game. Betty Lennox gave
the Lynx a good taste of what they were missing by trading
her a couple years ago. She is responding well to Coach Donovan's
system -- last night she had 23 points, 6 rebounds, and 2
the loss, I think the game was a good one for the Lynx. Instead
of always deferring to Smith and just waiting for her to make
something happen, as the Lynx are known to do, the rest of
the team had to step up. Both Svet and Hayden looked great.
Svet was all over the place, rebounding, hustling. She looked
like someone who really wanted her starting job back. And
Hayden played some of her best ball of the season. She and
Ohlde really matched up well with Jackson. If only our guards
could have kept up....