#1 Chicago Sky at #4 Indiana Fever in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, 3:00 PM ET, Indy leads series 1-0
Nate wrote on Friday that the Fever beating the Sky in this series wouldn't be an "upset." I agree. With the Fever up in a best of three, I say that the series ends tonight. After that happens, I bet that the four letter network will label the series as, "EDD just ran out of gas" rather than the "Defending Champions getting one step closer to defending their championship." That's exactly what they did with the season opener between the Washington Mystics and Tulsa Shock but with Skylar Diggins as Community member truthtella noted.
#1 Minnesota Lynx at #4 Seattle Storm in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals, 5:00 PM ET, MIN leads series 1-0
Today, the Storm will play at the Tacoma Dome, which is the first postseason game so far where a team is booted out of its home court. Also the Tacoma Dome is over 35 miles away from KeyArena... Having experienced this once in 2009, I expect a smaller crowd at the new venue, and this plays in the favor of the road team in my opinion and that's just with the Mystics being booted out of Verizon Center and to Comcast Center in College Park, MD.
But I think the Lynx are just too good so I don't think a full house at the Key will be enough to stop this pack of hungry wild cats. So this will in all likelihood be Tina Thompson's last game as a pro and taking away the treadmills, and Storm vet bashing aside, I'm really impressed with her career. Thompson is one of the all-time greats in this league, and she has still been able to perform at a very high level for so long.
And on a side note, Lindsey Moore is coming home! She is from Covington, Washington, which is roughly halfway between both Tacoma and Seattle. Her family is the biggest winner here especially if she can play MOORE!
That's all. Enjoy watching regular season football and playoff basketball!