score: Storm 74 Lynx 66 (W) (5-5)
Photos | Scott
by | Scott L
how well the Storm play when I'm at these games?
Another thing that helped was the horrifying lack of attendance.
That "5,273" number is complete nonsense. I'd say
there were a little more than 2,000 people there. I didn't
have a soul within five seats of me and there was a clear
path of empty seats between me and the court. I have the pictures
to prove it since no one was bothered by my camera.
We started off with some bad outside shots from our guards
followed by some bad passed from our guards. If the Lynx weren't
yanking the ball out of our hands we were throwing it out
of bounds. Still, the Lynx weren't doing much better. Sue
played much better defense than usual and got two great steals
at moments painful for Minnesota. She seems healthier (not
winded), much more decisive and AD gave her some slaps on
the back at the bench so she must be doing what AD expects
But then you don't have to look too hard at the box score
to see what the Lynx were doing: Seimone Augustus was all
of their offense. The woman's shots are... are... I can't
think of any words that don't sound corny. She's Betty Lennox
on Betty's best night. Like dependable Travis Bickle in "Taxi
Driver" she's "Anytime, anywhere". That's when
she can hit baskets. The only potential problem was that she
was creating her own shots and that can only work for so long.
We got tied at 50 when the Storm for some reason put in our
weakest lineup possible. We hung on until the caverlry poured
back onto the court at the end of the third and since no one
could pull ahead, it really became a great basketball game.
Shots were falling from everyone on the Storm and well, Seimone
Augustus. With six minutes in the game, we had NO team fouls.
Gosh Roy, I take back everything I said about you. You're
a helluva ref and I'm sure all those reach-ins the fans saw
were just nonsense.
LJ didn't shoot much obviously. She's still breathing hard
every minute she's on the court but she deserves enormous
credit for not throwing up bad shots and finding other ways
to contribute. Her rebounding was good and her blocks silenced
everyone in the Target Center except me and the Storm bench.
She passed out of double teams (I love this) and many of her
missed shots fell into JB and Betty's hands (the Lynx didn't
box out very well).
More complaints about the Target Center. People should sit
in seats. Period. They were letting people come down and stand
behind the courtside seats blocking people's view. And a basketball
arena is not a romper room. Infants shouldn't be toddling
up and down the aisles while their parents are watching the