It’s hard to believe that we are officially in weekend number four of what has been an eventful start to the new campaign. Right now we are sort of in this space of the season still being new, but not brand new anymore if you know what I mean. Unfortunately there have been some key injuries to players such as Candace Parker who is still out with a nagging ankle injury, and Diana Taurasi who has also missed time, but there have been plenty of bright spots as well. Kia Nurse hit an incredible half-court buzzer beater in Tuesday night’s game against the Chicago Sky, and Betnijah Laney and Brittney Griner rightfully earned Player of the Week honors for their performances last week. The Liberty as a whole look good to start the year, and it will be interesting to see their season evolution alongside some of the other teams who have had good starts like Connecticut, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Atlanta. We’re in a good groove.
This week’s roundup of Friday night games are slightly different compared to the previous three we’ve done thus far because there are only two games as opposed to four, which is a little sad because we definitely enjoy a full Friday night schedule. This looks to be the case for the next couple of weeks so maybe we’ll experiment with throwing a couple of Saturday previews in the mix. Let us know if that is something you would be interested in. For now though, this is what we have to look forward to.