Sunday, June 14, 2009

2009/3 - Sky 81, Dream 73: Back to the Past

With the Dream-Sun game coming up this afternoon, let's look back at the last game at the performances of individual players from the Dream-Sky game.

For the Sky:

Candice Dupree: 23 points on 23 shots taken, with 3-for-5 shooting from 3-point range. Eight rebounds. It was Dupree that really put the screws to the Dream. +8 game plus/minus
Sylvia Fowles: 18 points, 6 rebounds
Jia Perkins: 17 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. A +15 plus/minus.

As for the Dream....

Best Players

Iziane Castro Marques: Maybe Marynell oughta make sure she never starts, if this is what it takes to motivate her. 20 points, 20 shots taken, +3 plus/minus. A big difference for Izi compared to the first two games. That's why she gets the Dreamer of the Game honors.
Sancho Lyttle: Lyttle is coming up Byg for the Dream. She scored 11 points on 9 shots, and had 3 rrebounds. Yes, her plus/minus is -10, but only three players had positives in this column.
Erika de Souza: De Souza had to fight off Sylvia Fowles all night, and still managed four points and eight rebounds.

The Murky Middle

Angel McCoughtry: 11 points on 15 shots taken. Four personal fouls. (I'm starting to suspect that Angel will break past 100 personal fouls this year.) Great comeback in the last quarter, but someone should tell Angel that her life in the WNBA will be easier if she does well in the first quarter instead of the last one.
Michelle Snow: Snow woked up. In the 13 minutes she played, she scored 4 points and 5 rebounds and showed a lot of passion.
Coco Miller: The acquisition of Coco is starting to look like a smart move. 6 points and 4 assists for Coco.
Tamera Young: In her brief time on the court - six minutes - she scored 5 points and picked up a couple of steals. Nice job.
Nikki Teasley: Only five points in 25 minutes of play. But she did hit a couple of threes.

Not Up To Snuff

Chamique Holdsclaw: I really hate to put the Claw down here, particular since she scored 7 points. But it took her 12 shots to do it and her -15 led the team in the bad kind of plus/minus. The Sky beat her up all night.
Jennifer Lacy: No points and three rebounds in 15 minutes played. Lacy only took two shots, and missed both of them.
Shalee Lehning: 6:25 played. No shots scored, no shots taken and no assists. (Lehning's shooting percentage over the last three games? 0-for-1.) All three of her rebounds were defensive rebounds. Sorry, rookie, but you'll take the Bad Dream award this time.

1 comment:

Ethan said...

I'm giving the W site the Bad Dream award right now. "Live Access" isn't letting me view last night's NY/SA game. Hopefully it works OK when the ATL game starts.