home to Phoenix with Griner not playing and Taurasi having a very quiet night. Cursed by her own PR again.
Skylar was almost a hero, sinking a layup to go up 1 with 20 seconds left in the game, but she lost track of the shot clock. She had 3 seconds, and inexplicably took her time to shoot with no defender in front of her. A really weird lapse of situational awareness.
She mismanaged OT as well.
I love Skylar with all my heart, but the criticism and shade she gets is not wholly unfounded.
I agree Skylar didn't have a great game, especially making layups. I don't think the shot clock violation late in regulation was a bad play. Dallas had an out-of-bounds with 3 seconds left. Skylar was the in-bounder and received a return pass at the 3 point lane. I'm not sure if the play allowed her the option of driving in thsi case. She drove and shot right at the 24-second clock timer expiration; and the shot couldn't have been more than .2 sseconds late.
The last paly in OT was bad. Dallas stiole the ball with about 15 seconds left. Skylar seemed late getting downcourt and got guarded. She wasn't quick getting the ball passed and they didn't get a shot.
Jewel is having more problems late in games unfortunately.
if her shot counted or not; it was that close. Nothing wrong with that play at all.
I didn't stick around to watch the OT.
I keep trying the WNBA (b/c I'm such a huge WBB fan) but just can't get excited about it.