Game #17 Connecticut Sun vs San Antonio Silver Stars Game Day Preview
July 20, 2013 § Leave a comment
The San Antonio Silver Stars are in action again tonight as they face the visiting Connecticut Sun. The Sun are 4-10 this season, and lost against Tulsa on Friday. The Silver Stars are 4-12 and lost their season high 4th straight game to the Minnesota Lynx on Friday. They also lost Delisha Milton Jones to an leg injury. This game will feature two bad struggling teams near or at the bottom of their conferences and should be a barn burner. This is also the 2nd game of a two game series between the two teams. The Connecticut Sun won the previous game by a final score of 86-84. Tina Charles had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Sun were able to escape because the Silver Stars last play couldn’t take them to overtime. Both teams will be extremely happy to get a win tonight and avoid being worse than the other. If San Antonio loses tonight, they will drop to 4-13 and essentially tie with the Shock to drop to the bottom of the conference and then shall the lottery talk will start to surface.
Projected Starting Lineups for the San Antonio Silver Stars
PG – Danielle Robinson
SG – Jia Perkins
F – Danielle Adams
F – Shenise Johnnson
C – Jayne Appel
Starting Lineups for the Connecticut Sun
G – Allison Hightower
G – Iziane Castro Marques
F – Kalana Greene
F – Kelsey Griffin
C – Tina Charles
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Defend Allison Hightower, Tina Charles and Kara Lawson – The Sun rely on these three key players to play well and when they do the entire team feeds off them which leds them to winning games. When they don’t play well their team struggles and the opponent usually wins the game. If the Stars manage to keep 2 out of 3 players struggling, they can win the game.
2. SCORE. Danielle Robinson needs to score more than 4 points. Danielle Adams needs to score more than 13 points. Jia Perkins needs to score 20 points. Shameka Christon needs to score 15 points. It’s pretty clear how badly the Silver Stars need to score in order to win games and for the rest of the season.
3. Keep it close. The Stars couldn’t keep it close vs Minnesota and vs Washington. So the Stars need to come out strong, be aggressive and let that dictate how they play the rest of the game.
The Silver Stars game will be on LiveAccess. The Stars are 2-5 at home and will be at the AT&T Center. Tip off is at 7 pm local time, 8 pm EST and 5 pm PST.