403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
Follow us:
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx

Women's Hoops

The latest news and analysis on college and pro women's basketball.

September 28, 2008 at 4:23 PM

WNBA Finals: Get ready for something different

If you missed today’s elimination game between San Antonio and Los Angeles, you missed an epic matchup. Both sides showed the beauty of the WNBA and what its future will look like with the Silver Stars advancing to the WNBA Finals for the first time in the franchise’s 12-year history.
San Antonio was once the Utah Starzz. With all the turmoil in Houston, another charter franchise, it was great to see the Sliver Stars’ new home embracing the team on national television. The crowd was full and glittery, complete with Eva Langoria-Parker, who lost herself again in basketball (she’s married to Spurs’ star Tony Parker). So cool to see. And the game had plenty of highlight moves from a sick crossover by Sparks rookie Candace Parker to Silver Stars G Becky Hammon’s game-leading 35-points.
The pivotal plays, after F Sophia Young’s buzzer beater on Saturday, were DeLisha “D-Nasty” Milton-Jones’ elbow that was called for a foul late in the game and Hammon’s, (dare we say brush-off?) shake of G Temeka Johnson for a three-pointer and her free throws down the stretch.
At the end Hammon, again, gave thanks to God and it was interesting to think how in August she was hated for signing a million dollar deal to represent Russia in the Olympics. Today, she’s loved and closing in on her first WNBA championship, reaching the Finals three times with New York.
And how fitting would it be for the Liberty to advance against Detroit when they play their Game 3 on Monday? Well, I’ve still got Detroit winning it all. But let’s remember before the season even started, I pegged San Antonio to win the Western Conference championship.

Comments

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx