Monday, June 15, 2009

4/2009 - Dream 67, Sun 62: Kudos and Cuddles

We don't have another game until a four-game homestand that starts on Friday with a return match against the Washington Mystics. Unforunately for me, I'll be missing three of the those games, and most likely, I won't even be watching them on WNBA Live Access.

Why? I'm going to a wedding in the metropolitan New York area - Jersey City. So I won't be around for those days and blogging will be either light or non-existent. I suspect I'll have to play some catch-up.

Anyway, let's look at how both teams did on Sunday:

For the Sun:

Lindsay Whalen: 16 points, 7 points, and 5 assists. She was 7 for 8 from the free throw line, but had a -8 plus/minus.
Erin Phillips: 11 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals. Four personal fouls, and 1-for-6 from 3-point range.
Barbara Turner: 5 points in 23 minutes played with a +6 plus/minus.

As for the Dream....

Best Players

Sancho Lyttle: How could you not give the honors to someone who scored 20 points and 15 rebounds? She's the Dreamer of the Game, without a doubt. Lyttle had a +12 plus/minus. I suspect that the league is waking up to how good Sancho Lyttle really is - she might have won a starting spot, who knows?
Erika de Souza: 10 points, 4 rebounds. A +9 plus/minus. She was 4-for-5 in shooting with two blocked shots. Rumor has it that Sancho and Erika simply intimidated the Sun out of a win.
Coco Miller: 6 points and 3 assists in 18 minutes played.

The Murky Middle

Chamique Holdsclaw: Mique had 12 points in 5-for-13 shooting. Two assists, two rebounds, two steals, two personal fouls, three turnovers.
Nikki Teasley: Only two points, but 5 assists. A +6 plus/minus, but four personal fouls.
Iziane Castro Marques: She cooled off a little, with 4 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. She led the club in plus/minus with +13. Only played 20 minutes.
Jennifer Lacy: 4 points, 3 rebounds. Only played 10 minutes, 2-for-5 shooting, -4 in plus/minus.
Michelle Snow: Snow also only got 10 minutes. 4 points, 2 rebounds, 3 personal fouls.

Not Up To Snuff

Angel McCoughtry: Kind of unfair to put Angel down here because she didn't hurt the team, but she didn't help it with 2-for-7 shooting as a -10 plus/minus.
Tamera Young: One point. A pair of shanked free throws. Only six minutes of playing time.
Shalee Lehning: Okay, now the Kansas State fans are going to start a lynching party. 10 minutes played. No shots taken. A couple of assists, but three turnovers. Lehning gets the Still Snoozing award - because I figured it's mean to award a "Bad Dream" award when we win.


Ethan said...

Like I was saying, Coco Miller for MVP! :-P

I watched the 4th period via web stream and good grief, if I had a nickel for every mention of Sancho Lyttle, I'd have at least a dollar. Good call giving her top billing for that game.

anonymous1 said...

Still having trouble with the idea of the Dream winning? We won, they lost. Reverse it.

pt said...

I blame the trauma of the 2008 season.

TJ said...
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TJ said...

It still amazes me who absolutely incredible Lehning is playing in the WNBA...I always knew she had the goods to cut it in the "W"...thank God your Coach dumped Betty and Latta and their 30ppg in order to keep her...WOW!!! Girl's Got (NO) Game and Coach's Got (to GO)!!!! [ROTFLMAO]

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Lennox is already showing her colors and screwing up the Sparks, but hey we definitely should have kept that team killing attitude....and Latta could have helped us a lot more than Lehning by dribbling around not passing to anyone....Lehning has upside as she settles into the pro speed, Latta has already shown her ceiling....

Rebecca said...

Sancho Lyttle was just about the only vaguely interesting part of that game. It took me two days to finish the notes, it was so boring.

If you're going to be in the area this weekend, will you be joining us for the game on the 19th? Or perhaps wandering towards Connecticut?