According to Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve, things were much better Thursday. Wednesday, after a poor practice, Reeve criticized her starters at length, even hinting that she might contemplate lineup changes.
Today Reeve was in a much better mood, and there will be no changes for now.
“We’ll give ‘em a crack at it tomorrow,” Reeve joked, referring to Friday’s showdown with Los Angeles. “It was a very good effort practice.”
The Lynx will be trying to lengthen their franchise record for consecutive regular season home wins – they have won 12 so far, dating back to last season – while trying to keep the Sparks (0-2) winless on the road this season.
I expect the Lynx to come out very strong for this game. The starters had to sit and watch the second half of Friday’s blowout loss in L.A., then had to endure criticism from their coach after practice on Wednesday. I think this will be a very motivated bunch.
A couple other items:
--Lynx forward/guard Maya Moore dropped to third in the WNBA MVP race, according to the weekly rankings on the league’s web site. First a week ago, Moore is now ranked behind Atlanta’s Angel McCoughtry and Diana Taurasi of Phoenix.
--Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen was one of five players who received a 2013 ESPY award nomination for best player in the WNBA. Voting begins tomorrow at espn.com/espys. The awards show is July 17.
|Chicago Cubs||0||Bottom 6th Inning|
|Cincinnati||8||Bottom 6th Inning|
|NY Mets||4||Top 6th Inning|
|San Diego||0||Bottom 5th Inning|
|San Francisco||5||Top 5th Inning|
|Texas||6||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Arizona||4||Top 7th Inning|
|LA Angels||4||Top 6th Inning|
|Los Angeles||9:05 PM|
|New Jersey||6:00 PM|
|St. Louis||7:00 PM|
|Michigan State||73||2nd Half 3:45|
|Prairie View||46||2nd Half 9:50|
|Louisiana||27||1st Half 6:08|
|UCLA||10||1st Half 15:40|
|Connecticut||2||1st Half 19:06|
|New Mexico||5:00 PM|
|San Diego St|
|Morgan State||2||1st Half 17:54|
|North Dakota||7:00 PM|
|Sam Houston St||7:30 PM|
|Stephen F Austin|
|New Mexico St|
|Cal Poly||9:30 PM|
|New England||0||2nd Half 5:00|
|Red Bull New York||1|
|Toronto FC||2||2nd Half 22:00|
|FC Dallas||7:30 PM|
|Sporting Kansas City|
|Real Salt Lake||9:30 PM|
|Fla Gulf Coast||64|
|Coll of Charleston||52||FINAL|
|Stephen F Austin||80|
|Illinois State||29||2nd Half|
|Holy Cross||5:10 PM|
|Southern Miss||7:00 PM|
|(22) Middle Tennessee|
|Western Ky||8:00 PM|
|Fresno State||9:00 PM|