WNBA Seattle Storm vs. Los Angeles Sparks May 21st, 2006


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1.jpg Doppler looks great with all the radioactive handouts they gave us in the background.
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2.jpg Oh no, this is the intros where they have the players pop out in distant places around the arena. I think this was JB.
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3.jpg Uh this was some other player
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4.jpg Was this Tanisha? I should have been paying more attention.
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6.jpg Obviously this was Izzy since she was like three feet away from me.
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7.jpg Of course Betty always points to the sky.
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8.jpg Somewhere in this blurry mess is Sue Bird.
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9.jpg OK that's everyone.
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12.jpg LJ immediately slams into some weak defense.
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14.jpg One good sign is that they're having Betty drive to the paint and then pass instead of throwing up a shot that will get blocked.
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16.jpg LL is already swatting shots around.
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17.jpg And committing fouls.
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20.jpg Teams are going to do a better job of double teaming LJ this season so she can't do her step-back fadeway shot.
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21.jpg Yeah, this shot
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23.jpg To help Sue to score more this year, teams will kindly be leaving her open like this.
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24.jpg The Storm thanks you.
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26.jpg Nice interior screen by Tiffani.
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30.jpg No-look pass to Tiffani.
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31.jpg Looks like Sue wasn't the only one who wasn't looking.
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33.jpg Fantastic drive to the basket by Sue.
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34.jpg Unfortunately the professional photographers with the house flashes also thought it was a great drive.
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35.jpg We've got a foul coming up here...
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36.jpg ...wait for it...
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37.jpg ...there it is!
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38.jpg The woman who sits in front of me has this cool "fauxhawk".
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40.jpg More of that double-teaming we should expect to see LJ in this season.
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41.jpg Notice how this really prevents a fadeaway shot.
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43.jpg Christi thinks she's going to get her hands on that ball.
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44.jpg But LJ slams the brakes on.
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45.jpg Betty drives to the basket appearing to be expecting to pass to someone there.
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46.jpg Uh oh some sloppy ball handling...
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49.jpg ...but Sue manages to get it back.
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55.jpg The Sue Bird/Temeka Johnson match-up was really entertaining. Temeka is really really fast.
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58.jpg Here's the funniest flop of the evening...
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59.jpg Whoops, you need to keep your feet under your body in order to fight gravity.
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60.jpg The flop is even funnier when you see Jessica Moore's feet.
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74.jpg Runaway ball!
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75.jpg Picked up by Doneeka Hodges...
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76.jpg ...who thinks she has a pretty good chance of scoring against Sue...
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77.jpg ...but whoops!
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86.jpg Although you can't see it, this is where Izzy got shoved into LJ's elbows.
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88.jpg Which lead to a foul... on us?
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90.jpg Isn't this a moving screen or am I just too picky?
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91.jpg Tamara Moore is being mobbed by the kids coming from the Conga line!
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95.jpg The game ended with this double jumpball ball in the center court thing.
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96.jpg You learn something new about basketball in every game.