Women's Hoops Blog

Inane commentary on a game that deserves far better

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Well, I'm glad I'm not a flight attendant on the trip from New York to Indy this morning. If the Lib and Fever happen to be sharing an aisle, you know Shameka is saying,
"Get your elbow off my arm rest."

And Katie is answering, "Make me."
Can you give a technical on a plane?

What can i say -- it was that kind of game. Not unlike so many Indy/NY games it started out ugly. Then it got uglier (for the Fever). And then the nice lead the Lib starting melting away - turnover by bonehead play by Katie in the zone and no one could stop her kinda play.

Note to Shameka: Do not get Katie Douglas cranky. No really, do NOT get her cranky.

In the second half, there was some sort of tangle-up between Christon and Douglas -- I only caught the end when Katie was on the floor looking after Christon. The look on her face was not angry, it was more "Oh, it's going to be like that, is it?

The next time Indy was on offense, Katie went up to Christon and -- arms in the "setting a pick" stance -- just bumped her. Gotta respect that -- not dirty, not sneaky -- all out in the open and quite deliberate.

Tempers flared, KD got a foul and Christon got a tech... and the rest is history.

Behind Douglas' 28 (in the second half - oh, and the Greeks are following her) Indy surged back. The Liberty had several opportunities to put the game away (JMac is having free throw nightmares), improbable people made amazing plays, tunovers and fouls made fans writhe in agony, and the Fever walked away with the win.

And, you know what? I'm disappointed my team didn't win, but what a great, fun game to watch!