Sunday, July 30, 2006

Creating Some Space

The Connecticut Sun’s hot streak looks to be getting a little better.
About midway through the third quarter, Detroit is down by more than 20 points at Sacramento. A loss by the Shock would give them two more than the Sun, which means Connecticut would gain a huge advantage.
With only seven games left this season, the Sun are inching toward a third straight top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. But having a two-game lead in the loss column at this point is extremely important because Connecticut plays at Detroit in the regular-season finale. The Shock have already clinched the season series, meaning a one-game edge on the final day is essentially a tie in the standings.
Although avoiding a winless campaign against Detroit should be a priority for Connecticut since the two could meet with a spot in the WNBA Finals at stake, it would be nice to know that last regular season game has no impact on playoff position.
After tonight, Detroit will also have one game more than Connecticut left on its schedule. That’s just another bonus for the Sun, who have actually improved their lead in the East with Nykesha Sales out with injury.
Of course, none of this will be true if the Shock make a big comeback.


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