Friday, July 20, 2007

Sun, Storm to clash

The Sun and Storm take the floor at 7 p.m. tonight, and it should be an interesting test for the Sun. They have clearly found a rhythm in recent weeks, winning their last four games, but Seattle can be a dangerous foe, especially with Sue Bird back after sitting out five games following arthroscopic knee surgery.

The Storm have lost three of four and are only 4-7 on the road, but the Sun are still trying to figure out how to win consistently at Mohegan Sun Arena, where they’re 3-6.

Players to watch for tonight are (obviously) Lauren Jackson (leads the league at 23 points per game) and Bird (second in the assists at 5.0 per game), but keep an eye on Betty Lennox, who picked up the offensive slack with Bird out, scoring 22, 14 and 12 in her last three games, respectively.

Erin Phillips, last season’s spark plug off the bench for the Sun, is in the house tonight. Phillips was “suspended” by the Sun after she tore her ACL during the offseason, but it was a strategic move to clear space under the salary cap.

She is meeting with the media sometime before the game, so pick up out tomorrow’s Bulletin for an update on the 22-year-old Aussie.

Check back before the game for full starting lineups for tonight’s game.

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