My holiday weekend would have lacked a certain amount of awesomeness without this game 2 action from both conferences. I love when teams have to fight to play another day, there is just so much hustle. Both conferences are tied 1-1!
The Western Conference
If the Mercury want to be champions they will have to take it from the Lynx and that will not be an easy feat. Maya Moore had the worst game of the season in game one but she came back with a vengeance in game two leading her team to victory with 32 points. It started off as a special night due to the guest the president invited to watch the game. Little leaguer Mo’Ne Davis was invited to watch the matchup and meet some of her favorite players. I really hope this young lady can ball as well as she pitches.
The Lynx had an amazing crowd and the place was rockin! I was worried when the first quarter ended 22-9, it seemed like we were doomed to witness the end of the Lynx reign over this league. Lindsay Whalen kept them in it and Seimone Augustus and Moore help with the finish. It was an amazing game and I cannot wait until game 3 tomorrow!
The Eastern Conference (Oh. Em. Gee.)
I could not have asked for a better game than what we were able to witness this afternoon. The battle between the Fever and the Sky was one for the ages. Double overtime, the Sky get the win! I love it! They have to fight hard for this W. Elena Delle Donne was playing with a sore back, but Sylvia Fowles, Courtney Vandersloot and the rest of her teammates stepped up big time. Special s/o to Tamera Young for hitting the big shot sending it to the first OT.
I loved every minute of this game. I really hope they can fix what is going on with Delle Donne’s back before the game 3 on Wednesday. I think the game would have ended much sooner if she did not have that injury nagging her throughout the game. It is going to get crazy in Indy, this game was so physical.
Even though they have been battling in the East do you think that either of these teams will be able to beat anybody in the West? I have made the mistake on this blog before when I counted Indiana out during the 2012 playoffs and I was so wrong about that. I want to know what you think.
Minnesota and the Lynx have not lost to the Fever or the Sky this season, should that matter? With the fight that I am seeing out of all of these teams there is no way for me to say. All I know is that I am so excited to the action coming over the next two days.
I hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day weekend! I also hope that you all have been able to catch the first games of the conference finals. I want to premise my comments by saying that I have not been super excited since my team was eliminated. The playoffs are much more fun when it is your team that is doing the winning.
The Western Conference Finals
I was a bit disappointed in Friday’s game as the defending champion Lynx did not show up like I thought they would. I understand that the Mercury have been dominating and the X-Factor is not to be taken lightly as 10,000 showed up to support their team. The Mercury were playing some of the best basketball that I have seen them play from tip until finish. Everyone talks about the offensive arsenal that the Lynx have the Mercury has one of their own. They are unstoppable when everybody is in double figures.
My only issue is that there was all of this build up, the matchup we had all been waiting for, and the Lynx just get handled. The Mercury made them look like a 2A varsity team at times. Shoutout to Candice Dupree! She straightened her hair I am convinced that’s what gave them the edge. Ha okay j/k I just had to mention it because I love her hair. Congrats to the Mercury on the W. The Lynx are not going to go down without a fight, today’s game should be much better. Be sure to tune in on ABC at 2:30 central!
The Eastern Conference Finals
I enjoyed the East final game more than the West and I did not think that would be the case. Shoutout to Briann January and Shavonte Zellous for leading the way! This game was about to be like the West but then Chicago steppe it up and cut the lead to three, but the Zellous helped the Fever pull away and seal the win.
I was surprised when the turnover number was just 12, but it was the battle on the boards that the Sky need to win in order to get game two. Win the boards and have a more balanced offensive attack. Now more than ever is the time were Sylvia Fowles does not let the no call fouls get to her, she was irritated the whole game. I am looking forward to seeing how Chicago bounces back on Monday.
What do you all think of the Conference Finals so far?
2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year Chiney Ogwumike
Love this graphic from the WNBA’s FB.
2014 WNBA Most Improved Player Skylar Diggins!!!
Wow! What a game! I thought the Dream were going to run away with it, but the Sky, led by Elena Delle Donne with 34 points, fight back to get the win! I love when games come down to the last shot. I can only imagine how the Dream must feel. The goal was to get over the hump but they have taken a step back. It is so awesome when EDD shows emotion on the court. This game was intense down the stretch. Congrats to the Sky for making it to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history! I cannot wait to see the Sky and the Fever have it out; and we all know there is a treat in store for us in the Lynx and Mercury matchup. Each series can go either way! It’s the playoffs baby!