It’s game day for the Silver Stars as they face the Tulsa Shock on the road for the final time this season. The Stars are 3-11 on the road and needless to say, they need some road wins. This is a battle of two struggling teams who don’t want to be the last team in their conference. Danielle Robinson who hasn’t played in a week since straining her right knee in Indiana on Aug. 21 has traveled with the team and is a game time decision. Liz Cambage, who hurt her ankle in Tulsa’s last game, might not play in this game. The Stars are 10-18 while the Shock are 9-19 so far.
Probable Starting Lineup for the Silver Stars
PG – Davellyn Whyte
SG – Jia Perkins
SF – Shenise Johnson
F/C – Danielle Adams
C – Jayne Appel
Probable Starting Lineup for the Tulsa Shock
PG – Angel Goodrich
SG – Candice Wiggins
SF – Nicole Powell
PF – Glory Johnson
C – Courtney Paris
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Contain Glory Johnson – Glory Johnson is going to be tough to handle and the Silver Stars will have to make sure that she won’t have a good game otherwise it will be a long night for the Silver Stars. They will need to make sure that they can reduce her impact in the game by double and triple teaming her every chance they get.
2. Keep up the energy – Last game, the Stars were able to play through the entire game with energy. They never gave up, and still battled until the final possession. They will need to do more of the same and maintain it especially on the road when you need to play your best game.
3. Don’t let others beat you – Make sure, the other Shock players who normally don’t play well, have a field day against the Stars. It’s not just about defending the Shock’s best players but their entire team as well. They will need to defend Riquna Williams who is a scorer as well as Roneeka Hodges who always seems to play well against San Antonio.
The game will be on LiveAccess and will be in Tulsa at the BOK Center. Tip off will be at 7 pm local time, 8 pm EST and 5 pm PST.