The Tulsa Shock are in town and the Silver Stars will play them four times this season, after meeting 5 times the previous 3 seasons. The Shock are 7-14 on the season and have won their last 4 out of 5 games while the Silver Stars have won 2 out of their last 5 games. The Silver Stars and the Tulsa Shock are in a playoff race which is hard to imagine considering both teams are struggling this season. The Silver Stars are 4-5 at home this season while the Shock are 2-8 on the road.
Projected Starting Lineups for the Tulsa Shock
G – Angel Goodrich
G – Candice Wiggins
F – Nicole Powell
PF – Glory Johnson
C – Elizabeth Cambage
Projected Starting Lineups for the San Antonio Silver Stars
PG – Danielle Robinson
SG – Jia Perkins
SF – Shenise Johnson
F/C – Danielle Adams
C- Jayne Appel
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. KEEP THE POSTS FROM BEING EFFECTIVE – Glory Johnson was an All Star this year and is putting up terrific numbers. She’s currently averaging 16.3 points and 9.8 rebounds while Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Cambage is averaging 15 points and 8 rebounds. These two together have been very effective in the last couple of games for Tulsa. San Antonio will need to defend them as best as possible and while it might be hard to stop them from scoring, they can at least make it harder for them to score. Jayne Appel will have her hands full guarding Liz Cambage so Danielle Adams will need to guard Glory Johnson
2. KEEP OTHER PLAYERS IN CHECK – San Antonio will need to make sure other than Glory or Liz, no other player has a good game. San Antonio will need to keep Tulsa’s guards from penetrating and making sure they don’t make enough perimeter shots. Defend them well and San Antonio will win the game.
3. BALANCED SCORING – This goes without saying. San Antonio needs balanced scoring from everyone and every one needs to contribute in order to win. It’s as simple as that.
The game will be at 3:30 pm local time at the AT&T Center. The game will be on LiveAccess.