Thursday, September 25, 2008

Conference Finals Picks

Alas, recapping the Storm's season left me with little time to work on previews of the conference finals, which kick off ... well, actually about 20 minutes ago, but I haven't looked at the L.A.-San Antonio score, so I'm still going to make my picks.

San Antonio in 2
In many respects, the Silver Stars can be considered a suped-up (read: healthy) version of the Storm. Both teams are outstanding on defense and can struggle at times on offense, not unlike the Sparks. I think San Antonio's superior depth at this point of the season - especially if Edwige Lawson-Wade continues to offer a spark off the bench - will make the difference where the Storm fell just short.

Detroit in 3
The Libkids are certified playoff overachievers after extending the Shock to three games last year and taking out Connecticut in a first-round upset this season. Still, they'll have their hands full with a Shock team that absolutely took Indiana apart in Tuesday's Game 3. Even with Plenette Pierson's status up in the air and Cheryl Ford long out, Detroit seems to be clicking. I think the Liberty can make things very interesting, but the Shock will ultimately prevail on their temporary homecourt at Eastern Michigan University.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Kevin,

Is this the postgame presser?