Tonight’s game action:
The Silver Stars, taking large leads at times, edged the Sparks at the end, 83-78.
Candace Parker lead all scorers with 27 points, had a career-high 20 rebounds, and added four blocked shots and four assists. Four San Antonio players were in double figures.
Fans generally didn’t pick the Silver Stars to win tonight, and they haven’t picked them for the playoffs. But they played very spirited ball tonight, and showed depth.
Up north the Lynx finally started their season, and with a win: they dominated the Sun, 90-74.
Maya Moore lead Minnesota with 26 points, and Seimone Augustus put up 20. Tina Charles and Kara Lawson each had 22 for Connecticut.
The Lynx are predicted to be title contenders, but the Sun are no slouches. Or so fans thought.
It’s too early to call it a season for any team, though some fans on twitter are quick to do so. What these first few games of this season do indicate is that the league is deep, deep, deep. A total of 46 players who were on rosters this year are baller-unemployed this season.
Fans won’t be able to count any team out quite yet, as all playoff spots are completely up for grabs. Moreover, I don’t know which will be tougher: the Eastern Conference or the Western Conference.
Dream at Mystics, Mercury at Storm and Shock at Sky.