One week in, and not sure what to make of it

The biggest eye-opener today was that the Mercury handled the Lynx, 81-66. This after Minnesota routed Phoenix last week.

The Sun was supposed to be underachievers this season, but they pounded the Dream, 82-64. Connecticut is now 3-1.

The Shock was predicted to be under the radar too, but they put away the always-average Stars, 73-62.

The Sky, which have struggled, thrashed the Fever, 98-72. But of course, Indiana was without their leader, Tamika Catchings.

The Mystics took the upper hand on the also-hot Liberty, beating them 74-59.

The Storm used a third quarter surge to run past the Sparks, 60-54, in their second meeting of this young season.

Ponderings:

– One game does not a tragedy make. I hope Lynx fans can calm down. There was a lot of movement league-wide this off-season. Players are still adjusting to each other.

– I’m enjoying the spunk of the Sun and Shock. Last year Connecticut was particularly young, but they played so hard and showed flashes of brilliance. Maybe veteran Camille Little’s presence is the extra push they needed. Tulsa keeps getting better every year.

– I have no idea what to expect out of the Sky.

– The Stars are the only team in the league without a star or a recognizable stand out. Dan Hughes is a fine coach. I wonder what holds them back.

– The Mystics and Liberty are getting their respective fan bases excited again. Season ticket holders in both those cities really deserve it. The Eastern Conference is on the rise.

– What cuts will be made once players on some of these teams return from the Eurobasket games? Are we going to have to scrap everything we know so far and have a different season?

Fever:

….paid tribute to Lauren Hill at today’s game. Photos.

Almost $10,000 was raised toward cancer research.

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