Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Indiana vs. Washington: Washington had heart, but they just didn't have Indiana's talent. 2-0 Indiana, as both series in the Eastern Conference end up as sweeps.
This poses a real difficulty as to who to root for in the Eastern Conference Finals. If Indiana wins, then the Dream are really third place - Indiana beats Detroit, which beats Atlanta. If Detroit wins, then...Detroit is in the finals, enough said.
Seattle vs. Los Angeles: Los Angeles won that won 2-1 on Seattle's home court in probably the worst-officiated playoff game in WNBA history. Yes, I know you can't blame series on the officials, but I think that Los Angeles's win should have an asterisk next to it. Seattle goes out in the first round for like the fourth year in a row or something.
Phoenix vs. San Antonio: 2-1 in favor of Phoenix. I watched that deciding game last night. It was a track meet. "You think you can hang with us, San Antonio? Try to catch up." San Antonio did as well as they could, but ran out of oomph.
This sets up a Phoenix vs. Los Angeles Western Conference Final. I'm leaning towards Phoenix because
a) I'm in contact with more Phoenix fans than L. A. fans,
b) if Los Angeles wins, we'll never hear the end of "This is Lisa Leslie's final year in the WNBA", and
c) there's the danger that those Seattle/Los Angeles referees will show up again.