WNBA Seattle Storm vs. New York Liberty July 14th, 2006


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1.jpg LJ stands still for a second, obviously so I can get this good shot of her!
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10.jpg Kelly should stop Bogarting the ball!
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14.jpg Rats.
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15.jpg All right, we're really pulling those lob passes in...
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16.jpg ...but no foul here?
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21.jpg Foul!
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22.jpg Uh. maybe a foul.
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30.jpg Get out of Sue's way.
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33.jpg Good God Jenny's wingspan is like half the court!
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34.jpg She must be great when lightbulbs need to be changed.
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35.jpg Why is Pat playing backgammon with her players during this timeout?
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36.jpg The three stages of a flop. Number one: Opportunity. "Maybe a flop will help here. It's not really cheating."
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37.jpg The second stage: Justifying. "If I hit the floor hard enough it should be a foul."
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38.jpg The third stage: Denial. "That was a foul. A foul, I tell you!"
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39.jpg The fourth stage: Acceptance. "OK that wasn't really a foul but I do have a pretty smile."
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41.jpg What the? Some bozo is ignoring the "No flashes" rule and is blinding players on the court...
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42.jpg ...but since it was a Liberty player this time, no harm done.
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47.jpg Some serious boxing out after the shot...
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48.jpg ...but Janell is OK.
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49.jpg Classic LJ move: put some distance between her and the defender...
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51.jpg ...then wait for the foul when the defender attempts to catch up...
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52.jpg ...now about that foul.
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54.jpg Watch out Loree. You don't want to get ejected.
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55.jpg This was a really convincing fake. Lawson pretends to take a shot. This usually fools no one...
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56.jpg ...but Kraayeveld completely falls for it leaving Janell with a mismatch under the basket.
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60.jpg These are not happy times for the Liberty.
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61.jpg Here's where Loree Moore starts to annoy me. The knee-up-the-ass technique doesn't usually work...
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62.jpg ...Betty simply steps forward and Loree finds herself completely trapped behind a screen...
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63.jpg ...as Loree notices her mistake, she grabs Janell by the waste so she can't roll. This is just illegal...
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65.jpg ...here long after the screen, Loree still has her hand in Janell's kidney. Where were the refs?
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69.jpg When you're ahead by a lot, even little mistakes are fun...
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70.jpg ...that darn ball must have smashed Betty's knee cap when it bounced off her and went out of bounds.
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72.jpg Of all the Liberty players, Shameka Christon looked totally agressive and determined to cut the lead down...
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73.jpg ...I guess this could have been an offensive foul, but it didn't look like a typical one so you know the refs would never call it.
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74.jpg Watch how Shameka completely prevents Betty from gettng the ball...
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75.jpg ...then immediately screens when Baker gets it.
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80.jpg Here was another cute flop from Barbara Farris...
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81.jpg ...whoops.
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83.jpg Another excellent Shameka Christon moment. She looks around and sees absolutely nothing...
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84.jpg ...she she just plunks it in like it was nothing.
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87.jpg I saw none of Loree's technical fouls and cannot comment on them.
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92.jpg Yes, Kraayeveld, we know how much you love the ball.
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93.jpg Nothing picks up the excitement of a blow out more than refs stopping the game to discuss amongst themselves...
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94.jpg ...oh, and those seven more seconds on the shot clock made the crowd go wild!
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97.jpg So now we have our B-team playing their A-team. We're not doing too well.
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98.jpg Again, we turn the ball over and they fast break.
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100.jpg Coolest pass of the night. This behind the back pass completely threw Tanisha off...
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101.jpg ...she was like, "Where did the ball go?"...
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102.jpg ...then Erin was like, "Where did the ball go?"...
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103.jpg ...then she was like, "Oh yeah, the behind the back pass!"
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105.jpg Erin attempts to punch holes in the Storm defense with the power of her mind!...
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106.jpg ...but that doesn't work so she throws in a three pointer.
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107.jpg Back door pass to...
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108.jpg ...Kraayeveld.
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111.jpg Whoops, a foul. The Liberty A-team was doing pretty well against our B-tteam.