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Posted: 9/23/2011 5:13:25 AM
I will be taking Indiana & Minnesota ML's


*De Souza is expected to miss the game to national squad duties (Brazil) and if you watched Game 1...she cleaned up a lot of Atlanta's shitty shots.  Lyttle was non-existent and they have nobody that can check Catchings.

As for Minnesota, they are dominate at EVERY position.  Let Diana get her points...and shut down Penny and you can handle Phoenix with ease.  Bonner has been non-existent in the play-offs and Dupree can't deal with Minny's interior size.
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Posted: 9/23/2011 6:02:03 AM
Is De Souza leaving for national duties confirmed? I don't believe it is?
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Posted: 9/23/2011 6:39:35 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by rod_steel:

Is De Souza leaving for national duties confirmed? I don't believe it is?


From everything I head during the Game 1 broadcast, she basically told the powers to be in Atlanta she wasn't missing her national team game.  So unless that Brazil game gets canceled or moved...I think she's missing Game 2.

Will definitely do some research tomorrow evening as game time gets closer.
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Posted: 9/24/2011 8:35:51 AM
I dont think there is any chance she is going to play for Brasil??

http://london2012.fiba.com/pages/eng/fe/12/olym/p/gid/1/grid/B/rid/8542/sid/6232/game.html

Brasil has a few big girls at the center position, they can win that tourney without her..
Atlanta -4.5 for me
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Posted: 9/24/2011 2:59:53 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Mucak30:

I dont think there is any chance she is going to play for Brasil??

http://london2012.fiba.com/pages/eng/fe/12/olym/p/gid/1/grid/B/rid/8542/sid/6232/game.html

Brasil has a few big girls at the center position, they can win that tourney without her..
Atlanta -4.5 for me


How many big girls they have is beyond the point.  The point is, she told Atlanta...her team...that she was going to play for her national team.  Don't post unless ya do your research!!!


http://www.wnba.com/dream/desouza__miss_remainder__c_2011_09_24.html
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Posted: 9/25/2011 7:25:30 AM
ERIKA DE SOUZA TO MISS REMAINDER OF WNBA CONFERENCE FINALS

- Dream center to compete for Brazil in Olympic qualifying tournament -

ATLANTA, September 24, 2011 – Atlanta Dream center Erika de Souza will miss the remainder of the WNBA Eastern Conference Finals, the team announced today.

De Souza, who recorded eight points and 13 rebounds in Game 1 on Thursday, will join the Brazilian national team in Columbia for the 2011 FIBA America Championship for Women. The tournament takes place from September 24 through October 1 and is a qualifier for the 2012 Olympics. It is a single-elimination tournament and de Souza is expected to return to the Dream immediately following play.

The Indiana Fever holds a 1-0 lead over the Dream in the best-of-three conference finals series. Atlanta, the defending Eastern Conference Champions, will host Game 2 on Sunday, September 25 at 3 p.m. Game 3 (if necessary) will be played in Indiana on Tuesday, September 27 at 7 p.m. The 2011 WNBA Finals, a best-of-five series, begin on October 2.

De Souza, a 6-5 center, averaged 11.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks during the regular season. She appeared in 32 games, starting all of them. This year in the playoffs, de Souza is averaging 12.0 points and 10.7 rebounds per game.

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Posted: 9/25/2011 7:27:04 AM
I have to agree with you,she is gone,lol
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Posted: 9/25/2011 7:40:36 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by JEG53:

I have to agree with you,she is gone,lol



  As I said a few days ago, lucky the line hasn't moved though if people still want to dive in.  I think they are really going to miss her.  If you watched Game 1, you could see how much room she took up in the middle and saved Atlanta with some key offensive rebounds.  That game could have been double digit loss without her.  If Lyttle doesn't step up they are in trouble....serious trouble.  Angel has to focus guarding Catchings and she's the next "Able" rebounder.  If you make Price/Harding/Angel shoot jumpers, you can cake walk through Atlanta.
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Posted: 9/25/2011 9:03:27 AM
This could really suck. But I have to say, after the first quarter, Indiana did very well rebounding defensively. So the game might not really change that much without de Souza's presense. It's all about how well Atlanta defends IMHO. 

If they are active like they were - again - in the first quarter, and they can come up with breakaway layups, they are able to win without Erika. If Indiana is just as efficient on offense, no chance in hell.

Atlanta must cause turnovers to be good. See Golden State Warriors. It's absolute idiocy to bet against either team at extremely short odds (say, -1000 against GSW is pretty usual), because if Ellis and Curry (or Harding and Price) get lucky gambling on defense going for steals, they can beat anyone... ANYONE on any given night.
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Posted: 9/25/2011 9:04:53 AM
This could really suck means 'Atlanta might lose this by 15, especially now that their best big girl* is out'

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anyone who saw the series vs connecticut, could make an argument that the best big girl for Atlanta is actually Sancho Lyttle.. she really needs a huge game... please, Sancho, please... ONE TIME
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Posted: 9/25/2011 2:08:39 PM
Muggsy its really messed up for you guys that have futures on Atl. that they dont have all 5 starters,I did put a bet on Atl.to win the series,a small bet,because I thought they were the better team,now Im not sure,think Ind.is the better team now,but anyone can win a game missing a player.
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