WNBA 2019

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
Is it fair to say familiarity feeds defense (versus offense)?

I think familiarity with the opposition helps the defense in basketball.

Look at the NBA playoffs where totals decline as the series progresses,

You know the opponents' playbook and you know the individual players and their pet moves.

Interestingly, familiarity against a baseball pitcher seems to help the offense.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
Kids Camp Day at Staples Center.

The Sparks with only eight available players.

No Williams, no Parker, no Vadeeva, no Jones and no Beard for L.A. today.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
Did not bet this afternoon's game but I'm looking at the Dallas Wings as a play on Saturday against the Phoenix Mercury.

Dallas is getting better as the season progresses.

Credit Brian Agler for his guidance.

The Wings have some long, athletic players.

I wish Kayla Thornton would be more assertive.

She has a great WNBA body.

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John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
Dallas scored the first six points of the second quarter, forcing Derek Fisher to call a timeout.

Current score: Dallas 26 Los Angeles 16.

Big trouble if you laid the spot with the Sparks today.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
The WNBA is such an easy league to follow.

Twelve players on 12 teams with a 34-game regular season schedule.

Few teams have 10 healthy players, let alone 12.

Another plus to the league: Games last only two hours, if that.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
Gotta love Nneka Ogwumike's competitive spirit.

And Chelsea Gray is a tough competitor too.

Both ladies will be head to Las Vegas for the WNBA All-Star game.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
The Sparks ended the third quarter on an 11-0 run.

Current score: Los Angeles 56 Dallas 51, end 3rd.

Poor decision-making from Arike Ogunbowale and Glory Johnson has hurt the Wings.

They also struggle to score the ball.
 

Heim

EOG Master
Kids Camp Day at Staples Center.

The Sparks with only eight available players.

No Williams, no Parker, no Vadeeva, no Jones and no Beard for L.A. today.

Seven players available....I can't believe I passed. Mabrey their only viable three point threat. They only attempted 12
threes. Not enough to create any margin.
 
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John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
Seven players available....I can't believe I passed. Mabrey their only viable three point threat. They only attempted 12
threes. Not enough to create any margin.

They signed Katie Lou's sister, Karlie Samuelson, to a seven-day contract so they actually dressed eight players.

Despite being shorthanded, they were clear of the pointspread for most of the final two minutes.

Justice prevailed and Dallas lost by only five points.

The Wings dropped to 0-9 on the road.

Fourteen UNDERS in 18 games involving the Dallas Wings this season.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
Dallas led Los Angeles, 39-23, after 17 minutes of game action.

L.A.'s victory served as the biggest comeback win of the 2019 WNBA season.
 
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