The Silver Stars are on the road again as they face the last place Tulsa Shock. The Stars and the Shock, despite their records still have a shot of getting into the playoffs albeit a long one. The Stars will try to go for just their fourth road win of the season while the Shock will try to win just their sixth home game of the season. The Stars are currently leading the series 1-0 with 3 games left to play in the series, including this one. After tonight, the Silver Stars only have 3 road games left to play. The Stars are 3-10 on the road. Other good news is that Danielle Robinson who is with the team in Tulsa will most likely play which is great news because she was sorely missed in the second half against Indiana last game.
Probable Starting Lineups for the Silver Stars
PG – Danielle Robinson (game time decision)
SG – Jia Perkins
SF – Shenise Johnson
F/C – Danielle Adams
C – Jayne Appel
Probable Starting Lineups for the Tulsa Shock
PG – Angel Goodrich
SG – Candice Wiggins
SF – Nicole Powell
PF – Glory Johnson
C – Liz Cambage
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Defend the duo – Liz Cambage and Glory Johnson are Tulsa’s two best players and the two together are both terrific front court players. The Silver Stars will need to help Danielle Adams and Jayne Appel in double and tripling both players to make sure that both are not as effective in the game tonight.
2. No X Factor – Riquna Williams has only played 19 games this season but every time she comes off the bench, she is a capable 20 point scorer. Roneeka Hodges, can also go off as well as Nicole Powell. If the Stars can manage to hold off an X factor then they can win an important road game.
3. 4 FULL QUARTERS – The Silver Stars need to play four full quarters and be able to be effective both offensively and defensively to offset the Shock’s chances of winning this game. The Shock will be hungry so the Stars must come prepared otherwise it will be another loss on the road.
The game will be at 7 pm local time, 8 pm EST and 5 pm PST in Tulsa at the BOK Center. The game will be available on Live Access