WNBA Seattle Storm vs. Phoenix Mercury, June 2nd 2006


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1.jpg When Cisti showed up during warm ups, she looked completely lost. She sat on the empty Mercury bench looking around. Once the Storm came out, I don't think anyone said a word to her.
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2.jpg Kamilia looks so happy even though her team hasn't won a game yet!
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3.jpg OK, Cisti looks much less lost now.
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8.jpg Over the back! But not the foul.
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11.jpg Already DT is flapping her lips.
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14.jpg Remember way back in the beginning of last season when this kind of contact drew an instant foul? No? Neither do the refs!
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18.jpg Again, thanks to those teams who help keep Sue Bird open so she can score more.
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24.jpg Foul!
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25.jpg Why do we even bother with these lobbing baseball passes? They just crash into the media desk.
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26.jpg The Mercury seemed to have good communication between the coaches and the players.
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29.jpg Paul: "You've got to be kidding me!" No, Paul. I'm afraid these refs are totally serious.
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34.jpg Izzy's under the basket reverse layup.
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37.jpg The refs considered this to be something of a foul on Wendy.
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38.jpg Now three outside jump shots in a row. A one...
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39.jpg ...a two...
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40.jpg ...a three.
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43.jpg Who knows more about basketball. The three WNBA refs or the Sonics guy behind them? OK Tom Mauer isn't a bad ref actually and I haven't seen enough of Keith Kimble to make a judgement. But Roy? Lord, Roy...
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51.jpg Why did Paul Westhead dress up like Johnny Cash tonight?
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53.jpg Here is Sue's favorite defensive move (I think): I call it "Giving them the finger."
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54.jpg Notice how it's unlikely to draw a foul and keeps the ball in play instead of going straight out of bounds...
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58.jpg ...unlike "giving them a hand" which tends to draw calls.
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65.jpg Again, the Mercury coaching staff really looked like they were communicating well with the players. I hate it when they stomp around and yell down at them.
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68.jpg Shoot, this drew a foul.
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80.jpg That's no way to treat an old friend!
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81.jpg LJ suddenly notices that her shin guard has turned into one of those silly leg warmers that were so popular in the 80's.
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83.jpg Sue wapped the ball.
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84.jpg That started a race for the ball.
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86.jpg Believe it or not, Sue is actually going to try to talk some sense into Roy.
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87.jpg Yep, not worth the trouble. At least he didn't accidently elbow her in the nose this time.
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90.jpg Another block? Kamilia is going to take you off of her Christmas card list!
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