Two teams in huge need of a win tonight at the Palace as the Storm is trying to stop a slide of four losses in five games and salvage a win on this road trip. Detroit is even more desperate – after back-to-back losses to Eastern Conference rivals Atlanta and Indiana, the Shock is in danger of falling completely out of the playoff race with a loss tonight. At 9-13, Detroit is already 2 1/2 games out of the final spot with only 12 games to play. Seattle is still OK in the playoff race. Thanks to the Lynx losing three in a row, the Storm are still two games clear of Minnesota for the #2 seed. Like I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, here come the Sparks, now tied with Minnesota and San Antonio in the loss column for third place! We may once again be on a Seattle/L.A. collision course in the first round.
The Storm got some news yesterday as Sue was named to the U.S. Women’s Senior National Team. Birdy will compete for the USA between now and the 2012 games in London. Congrats Sue!
Thanks again to Gary Hill, who filled in admirably in Atlanta. I didn’t get a chance to hear the broadcast due to the wedding I was in but I did check my live game tracker on my cellphone about 100 times! I even thought about checking in while I was up on the altar as my friend was reading his vows but thought that might be bad form! :) Hey, a Storm fan has gotta do what he’s gotta do, right?
Speaking of weddings, I want to wish my wife Janna a happy second anniversary today!
Game time is 4:30 Seattle time tonight on 1150-AM KKNW - talk to you then! And be sure you’re listening in the second quarter when Katie Gearlds calls in to the radio broadcast from home.