WNBA Playoff Race. What has happened to the LA Sparks?

The General

Another Day, Another Dollar
#1
<TABLE class=gSGTableStandings cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=gSGSectionTitleStandings align=middle colSpan=10><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=580 background=/images/ border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=gSGSectionTitleStandings vAlign=bottom align=middle>EASTERN CONFERENCE
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings><TD class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings noWrap align=left> EASTERN</TD><TD class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings noWrap align=middle width=30>W</TD><TD class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings noWrap align=middle width=30>L</TD><TD class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings noWrap align=middle width=50>PCT</TD><TD class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings noWrap align=middle width=40>GB</TD><TD class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings noWrap align=middle width=50>Conf</TD><!-- <td NOWRAP align=center width=50 class=gSGSectionColumnHeadings>Div</td> --><TD class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings noWrap align=middle width=50>Home</TD><TD class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings noWrap align=middle width=50>Road</TD><TD class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings noWrap align=middle width=40>L 10</TD><TD class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings noWrap align=middle width=70>Streak</TD></TR><TR><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=left> Connecticut <SUP>1e</SUP> </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>24</TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>6</TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>0.800</TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>0.0</TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>11-5 </TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>13-1 </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>11-5 </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>9-1 </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>Won 6 </TD></TR><TR><TD class=gSGRowEven align=left> Indiana <SUP>2x</SUP> </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>18</TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>12</TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>0.600</TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>6.0</TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>11-5 </TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>12-3 </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>6-9 </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>5-5 </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>Won 2 </TD></TR><TR><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=left> New York <SUP>3</SUP> </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>17</TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>13</TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>0.567</TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>7.0</TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>8-8 </TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>10-6 </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>7-7 </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>6-4 </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>Won 4 </TD></TR><TR><TD class=gSGRowEven align=left> Detroit <SUP>4</SUP> </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>14</TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>15</TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>0.483</TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>9.5</TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>9-7 </TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>10-5 </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>4-10 </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>6-4 </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>Lost 1 </TD></TR><TR><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=left> Washington <SUP>5</SUP> </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>14</TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>16</TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>0.467</TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>10.0</TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>7-9 </TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>8-7 </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>6-9 </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>4-6 </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>Lost 4 </TD></TR><TR><TD class=gSGRowEven align=left> Charlotte <SUP>6o</SUP> </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>4</TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>26</TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>0.133</TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>20.0</TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>2-14 </TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>4-11 </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>0-15 </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>1-9 </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>Lost 4 </TD></TR><!-- select *, convert(varchar, IsNull(vs.pct, 0.000)) as pct, convert(varchar, vs.gb_conf) as gb_conf from vw_standings vs, vw_standings_playoff_picture vsp, team tm where (tm.season_id=vs.season_id) AND (tm.team_id=convert(int,vs.team_id)) AND (tm.season_id=vsp.season_id) AND (tm.team_id=convert(int,vsp.team_id)) AND (tm.conference_id='West') AND (tm.season_id='22005') order by vs.conference, vs.po_rank asc, vs.pct desc, vs.wins desc, vs.losses --><TR><TD class=gSGSectionTitleStandings align=middle colSpan=10><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" background=/media/nba/lsep.jpg border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD class=gSGSectionTitleStandings align=middle colSpan=10><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=580 background=/images/ border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=bottom align=middle><!-- /images/ --></TD></TR><TR><TD class=gSGSectionTitleStandings vAlign=bottom align=middle>WESTERN CONFERENCE
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings><TD class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings noWrap align=left> WESTERN</TD><TD class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings noWrap align=middle width=30>W</TD><TD class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings noWrap align=middle width=30>L</TD><TD class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings noWrap align=middle width=50>PCT</TD><TD class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings noWrap align=middle width=40>GB</TD><TD class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings noWrap align=middle width=50>Conf</TD><!-- <td NOWRAP align=center width=50 class=gSGSectionColumnHeadings>Div</td> --><TD class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings noWrap align=middle width=50>Home</TD><TD class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings noWrap align=middle width=50>Road</TD><TD class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings noWrap align=middle width=40>L 10</TD><TD class=gSGSectionColumnHeadingsStandings noWrap align=middle width=70>Streak</TD></TR><TR><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=left> Sacramento <SUP>1w</SUP> </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>22</TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>8</TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>0.733</TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>0.0</TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>14-4 </TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>13-2 </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>9-6 </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>9-1 </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>Won 2 </TD></TR><TR><TD class=gSGRowEven align=left> Seattle <SUP>2</SUP> </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>17</TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>13</TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>0.567</TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>5.0</TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>10-8 </TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>12-3 </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>5-10 </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>7-3 </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>Won 1 </TD></TR><TR><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=left> Houston <SUP>3</SUP> </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>17</TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>14</TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>0.548</TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>5.5</TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>9-10 </TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>10-6 </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>7-8 </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>5-5 </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>Won 1 </TD></TR><TR><TD class=gSGRowEven align=left> Phoenix <SUP>4</SUP> </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>14</TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>15</TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>0.483</TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>7.5</TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>10-7 </TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>9-5 </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>5-10 </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>7-3 </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>Lost 1 </TD></TR><TR><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=left> Minnesota <SUP>5</SUP> </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>14</TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>17</TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>0.452</TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>8.5</TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>9-10 </TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>11-5 </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>3-12 </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>3-7 </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>Lost 1 </TD></TR><TR><TD class=gSGRowEven align=left> Los Angeles <SUP>6</SUP> </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>13</TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>16</TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>0.448</TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>8.5</TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>9-9 </TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>8-6 </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>5-10 </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>3-7 </TD><TD class=gSGRowEven align=middle>Lost 1 </TD></TR><TR><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=left> San Antonio <SUP>7o</SUP> </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>7</TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>24</TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>0.226</TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>15.5</TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>3-16 </TD><!-- <td class= align=center></td> --><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>5-10 </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>2-14 </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>2-8 </TD><TD class=gSGRowOdd align=middle>Lost 6 </TD></TR><TR><TD class=gSGSectionTitleStandings align=middle colSpan=10><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" background=/media/nba/lsep.jpg border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD align=left colSpan=10> x-Clinched Playoff Berth | e-Clinched Eastern Conference w-Clinched Western Conference | o-Eliminated from Playoffs contention</B>
</TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=10> created: 8/19/2005 11:55:05 AM
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The General

Another Day, Another Dollar
#3
My friend. I have been so busy that I haven't made but a few wagers in 2 months. I will see what is on tap, but with the playoffs approaching, my methods weaken and I don't usually wager playoffs.


All the best to you
 
#5
I'm seriously hoping the Sparks miss the playoffs. I don't know if they will make a run now that Bibby is out of the picture. The problem for them is, will a possible run be too little too late?

This team has had absolutely no luck this year as they never seemed comfortable in Bibby's motion offense which then got coupled with one injury after another.

I would be afraid of this team next year as if they can go injury free or somewhat injury free & work on the chemistry, this team will be scary. I think their main key is actually Teasley & Mwadie as those two had injury issues & never got in the flow of the season.
 

The General

Another Day, Another Dollar
#6
Good luck on those futures EGD.

It's weird seeing LA struggle if you have followed the league over years, but it has to happen. Out with the old, in with the new.
 
#7
Thanks Gen, I am confident I'll get them home. I know this might sound funny but a team I think will sharply improve next year is Charlotte. I think the slow down style of pace hurt them. Mugsey has no problem with having his team push the ball up court now & the results have showed with better offensive production.
 
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