WNBA Seattle Storm at Phoenix Mercury July 26 2011


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1.jpg Road games are not a good idea this season, but we've beaten the Mercury a zillion times in a row so why not?
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3.jpg The Anthem was a baritone vibrato singer.
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6.jpg Two Storm fans got better seats than me. I'm stuck behind two rows of people.
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8.jpg The Storm do funny things on the road during the intros.
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9.jpg They even do the back roll.
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14.jpg They stayed in this huddle all through the Mercury intros.
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15.jpg It must have been five minutes.
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18.jpg Once again the jump ball was not even close.
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22.jpg Swin was a little pumped up, probably from the All-Star game.
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24.jpg This is why I hate shooting from the sideline.
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26.jpg We can't have Taurasi floating away.
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29.jpg Fortunately the first two rows were local celebrities who split after the first half.
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32.jpg Kinda looked like a foul.
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35.jpg I thought we had more players on our bench!
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37.jpg Swat!
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38.jpg That was a foul?
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42.jpg Yoink!
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51.jpg Taurasi keeps missing the same shot.
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52.jpg I like Swanier's protective eye wear.
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54.jpg Where did the ball go?
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58.jpg Le'Coe got called for the foul.
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66.jpg Nice to see that U.S. Airways Arena has blinding house flashes too.
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69.jpg Tamika got her fingers on this one.
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73.jpg Here's Taurasi about to do something stupid. She sees Sue taking an open shot...
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74.jpg ...so why not jump backwards and land on top of her?
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77.jpg Sanford just takes this three point shot right out of Sue's hands.
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79.jpg At least Sue tries to swat it away from her.
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82.jpg Kobryn is too slow. She got this offensive rebound...
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83.jpg ...but just takes forever to take the shot...
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86.jpg ...by the time she finally finds the basket, she already has three defenders on her.
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90.jpg Three point foul.
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96.jpg This reminds me of something, but I can't quite figure it out.
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100.jpg Tense times as the game tightens up.
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102.jpg Yes, it's the Mercury's version of our "train" except the kids just walk around in a circle on the court.
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110.jpg Taurasi stepped on Sue's foot. Sue got called for "tripping".
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111.jpg Sue's foot is hurt but the game is almost over so nothing to worry about, right?
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112.jpg The Storm expect to inbound the ball and get fouled, but Sue's injured foot fails.
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113.jpg Out of nowhere, she suddenly falls to the floor. If the Mercury get the ball, it's overtime.
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115.jpg Sue reels the ball in...
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116.jpg ...and hangs onto it like a life preserver to force a jump ball.
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117.jpg Of course the jump ball is a joke.
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118.jpg But Tanisha saves the day by swatting the ball out of Tamika's hands!
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119.jpg You can see Tamika is clearly going for the ball, well, not really.
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120.jpg Tamika decides it's best to just "accidentally" fall on Tanisha's legs.
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125.jpg I think Sue is arguing for a "clear path" (intentional) foul.
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126.jpg Who cares. We won.
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129.jpg Almost as good: I got a cheap Mercury backpack.