Game #25 San Antonio Silver Stars vs Indiana Fever Game Day Preview

The Silver Stars are on the road as they visit the defending champion the Indiana Fever for the second and final time this season. The Silver Stars are coming off a win against the Mercury while the Fever are coming off from a loss at Seattle. The Silver Stars only have 10 games left to play in the regular season and this is the last time they will face an Eastern Conference opponent until Sept 15 which is the end of the regular season against Atlanta at home. The Western Conference playoff race is tightening up and it looks more and more like Seattle will be the final Western Conference team to qualify. However, it is still early and the Silver Stars still control their destiny as they play Seattle two more times and Tulsa 3 more times this season. The Silver Stars are 3-9 on the road while the Fever are 6-7 at home. The Fever currently lead the series 1-0.

Probable Starting Lineup for the Silver Stars

PG – Danielle Robinson

SG – Jia Perkins

SF – Shenise Johnson

F/C – Danielle Adams

C – Jayne Appel

Probable Starting Lineup for the Indiana Fever

PG – Briann January

G- Shavonte Zellous or Erin Phillips

SF – Tamika Catchings

G/F – Karima Christmas

C – Erlana Larkins

THREE KEYS TO THE GAME

1. Defend – The Indiana Fever are known for their defense and the Fever will be itching to play well after three straight road losses. Catchings is a well known defender as is Briann January and Erin Phillips. The Silver Stars must be ready for it and both Danielles will need to be on top of their game for the Stars to steal a road game.

2. Balanced scoring attack – Like last game, the Silver Stars need 4 double figure scorers and they need the bench to play well. The more balanced the Stars are the harder it will be for the Fever to stop them.

3. Get to the FT line – The Fever will make life difficult on the perimeter so the Stars must drive and attack. The Fever are limited in the paint due to injuries so the Stars have an advantage there. They shouldn’t settle for jumpers and look to drive more than they usually do.

The game will be on LiveAccess at 6 pm local time, 7 pm EST and 4 pm PST. 

San Antonio Silver Stars Game #1 – Game Recap(In Note Form)

Indiana Fever v San Antonio Silver Stars

Shenise Johnson tries to get to the basket

Photo courtesy of Daniel Clark Evans(NBAE)

Better late then never, here is my game recap

The San Antonio Silver Stars lost their home opener by a final score of 79-64

The official recap is  here –> Indiana vs San Antonio

Post game video can be found here –> Post game Press video

GAME STORY

The San Antonio Silver Stars started off the game on the right foot, and were making all of the right plays. The Indiana Fever looked like they were just going through the motions and the Silver Stars were making them pay for it. It looked like the Silver Stars were having complete control of the game but then Indiana came storming back and won the game in a convincing matter. The Silver Stars just didn`t have enough weapons to take away from Indiana as both Tamika Catchings and Katie Douglas looked strong in their first game of the season.

GAME NOTES

Shenise Johnson looked great in her first game of her second season. She looked strong, attacked the basket and was aggressive. Kind of looked like of how she was projected as one of the ROY players coming out of her draft last year

– The Fever also looked good and sharp and business like in their win against San Antonio

– Davellyn White, the rookie shot the ball a bit too much, but still showed some skills in her first pro game. As did Kayla Alexander.

– This is the first game of the season. The Stars will play again in a week against LA.