The Silver Stars are back in action tonight as they face the Minnesota Lynx in their first of 4 matchups. Both teams are coming off loses on the road where they lost by only a handful of points. The Silver Stars have struggled in the Target Center recently, where they have lost their last seven games. The Minnesota Lynx are undefeated at home this season and the Silver Stars will need everything they have and more to pull out a win against the Lynx.
The Minnesota Lynx’s five starters are quite the formidable unit and it will be difficult to ask the Silver Stars to guard each position. However, as it is noted, the Silver Stars have played tough, gritty and grind it out basketball in each of their last three games, 2 of which were wins. At this point, the Silver Stars should not be underestimated.
The Minnesota Lynx have one of the best social media & web presence in the WNBA and have a scouting report for today’s game.
The official game day preview courtesy of AP and WNBA.com
Possible Starting Lineups for the Silver Stars
PG – Danielle Robinson
SG – Jia Perkins
SF – Shameka Christon
PF – Delisha Milton Jones
C – Jayne Appel
Possible Starting Lineups for the Minnesota Lynx
PG – Lindsay Whalen
SG – Seimone Augustus
SF – Maya Moore
PF – Rebekkah Brunson
C – Janel McCarville
Silver Stars Keys to the Game
1. Rebound. Rebekkah Brunson is one of the top rebounders in this league, and if the Silver Stars don’t block out and rebound then Brunson will have plenty of put backs in this game.
2. Defend. That is right. Defend the three point line. Defend the duo of Seimone Augustus & Maya Moore. Defend the paint. This game will rely sorely on the Silver Stars defense and how they make life difficult for the Lynx players.
3. Jayne Appel = X Factor. How well Jayne Appel plays will determine if the Silver Stars can get a road win or go home win less.
This game can go either way. Either the Lynx come out hot and take a big lead, or the Silver Stars will be able to to match the Lynx and make it a tight game.
WHO WILL WIN?
The Minnesota Lynx by 10. Their starting 5 is too much to handle, but the Silver Stars will be able to stay close and make it a lot closer.