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    Well if I thought the Sky and Sloot had a subpar game, that was nothin'!

    Storm got destroyed by the lowly Sparks, sans Stewie (again). Bird was 1-7 overall, 1-6 behind the arc, 3 points, 0 assists, 2 TOs in 26 minutes. I think the Olympics did her in, she's got nothing left. I hope her 5th gold medal was worth sacrificing her WNBA team's stretch run and very possibly the playoffs.

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    Sky getting LIT UP by the Aces. Trailing 61-39...at halftime! Plum is on a tear lately, she has 18 already (looking for back to back 30 point games maybe). Sloot pretty quiet again, 5 pts/3 assists thus far.

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    Looks like the coach pulled the plug on Sloot. Only 23 minutes. Got up to 6 assists. This will be her second highest total for assists in a season (not average per game), but she really trailed off the last couple weeks. Not gonna be anywhere close to 300 like I thought she might be.

    Absolute beatdown. Lost by 33.

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    The Chicago Sky's strong "Sloot": https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago...escu-deshields

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    Great article.

    Thanks Section 116

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    For those who are not watching the Seahawks,

    The Sky's final home game is Sunday at 3:00 PM PST and is to be shown on CBS Sports Network.

    Hopefully the Sky get their act together against lowly Indiana before the 1-game playoffs begin.

    Seattle, with their hold on victory against Phoenix has hung on to the 4th seed, so they get a bye into the quarterfinals and a couple of more days for Breanna Stewart's ankle to heal. Go Storm.

    Three teams essentially tied for 8th going into the last game of the season. Washington Mystics hold 8th position and the LA Sparks hold down 9th both with 12-19 records. The NY Liberty are at 10th with a 12-20 record with their season complete. Washington plays at home against the #3 Minnesota Lynx (noon on ESPN3), while the LA Sparks play on the road against #7 Dallas Wings (2:00 PM PST on NBA TV).

    In any case, #6 (Chicago Sky) has to win to be at 0.500 for the season. No matter who ends up in 8th, 7th and 8th place teams will end up with losing records and will still make the playoffs.

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    Wow, first Washington and then LA failed to win a game that would've given them a playoff berth. NY backs into the playoffs having gone 2-9 since the Olympics break. Truly nobody wanted that #8 seed. Pathetic playoff race. Celebrate mediocrity...only I wouldn't even call it mediocre.

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    What's going on w/ Sloot? Another unproductive game so far, about midway thru Q3. And the Sky are actually trailing the league worst Fever at this point.

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    About half of the games didn't matter today, while the others were settling the last team into the playoffs and Minnesota trying to move up to the #3 seed (they did).

    So while it had no effect on playoff seedings, and both teams rested their starters quite a bit, Las Vegas vs. Phoenix was interesting. Mercury were bombing away from 3 in the first half (10-19), cooled off in the 2nd half but still led almost the entire game. Were up 8 w/ a bit under 3 minutes left. Plum shook off what had been a subpar game and scored 13 points in the last 5 minutes to lead a comeback win. With that I think she absolutely has to be the 6th player of the year, and seriously in contention for most improved and comeback player. Despite not starting a single game and being on a star studded team, she finished second in scoring for the Aces at 14.8, behind only Wilson.

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    Sky went on a run to end Q3. Sloot got a LONG rest in the 2nd half, only played 17 minutes. Finished w/ 2 pts and 5 assists. I hope she gets back to form for the playoffs. I believe she finished the season w/ 275 assists and now up to 2180 for her career.

    DeShields went off for 30 points (13-16 FTs).

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    Nothing really for the Sky to gain by playing their starters today. Only benefit to winning the game is a 0.500 record and a rare win at home which have been hard to come by this year.

    Copper was the only starter to play 27 minutes. All other Sky starters played 23 or fewer minutes today. The Sky reserves really picked up the slack today with DeShields (30), NJdour-Fall (12) and Evans (8) scoring 50 of the Sky's 98 points. The Sky subs shot 16-29 (55.2%) overall, 5-10 (50%) from long range, and took 22 of the Sky's 24 free throws making 17 of the 22 free throws.

    Sloot ended up leading the NBA in total assists and assists per game (8.7) for the 6th time in her career ahead of Natasha Cloud (6.4) and Sabrina Ionescu (6.1). Sloot (53) dropped to #3 in steals for the season behind Brittney Sykes (56) and Sylvia Fowles (54).

    With Washington and the LA Sparks both losing today, the idle NY Liberty lucked into the final playoff spot.

    First round playoffs are to be held Thursday, September 23, 2021.

    - Dallas will play at Chicago at 5:00 PM PST and be aired on ESPN2
    - New York will play at Phoenix at 7:00 PM PST and be aired on ESPN2.

    ZagDad

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