Women's Hoops Blog

Inane commentary on a game that deserves far better

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Perhaps inspired by the WHB *hears Mechelle snort milk through her nose* Mechelle writes about the Lynx:

There's no such thing as an ACL injury you don't cringe over, but Augustus' blown knee seemed especially unfair. The Lynx, who had a coaching change just days before the season began, had gotten off to a strong start under Jennifer Gillom. It appeared that maybe all the bad mojo that this franchise has endured was finally lifting.

But, no, about the time we were all saying, "Check out the Lynx," Augustus -- who was averaging 21.0 ppg -- hit the floor. It's not as if Minnesota (or any other team, for that matter) has an Augustus substitute on its bench. Her absence hurts the whole league.

However … Minnesota hasn't collapsed. And so that's now the story line for this game: Can Gillom keep this team on track even without one of the world's best players?