Lynx coach rips team despite comeback in WNBA Finals opener

Lynx coach rips team despite comeback in WNBA Finals opener”

The instant classic, which saw the Lynx battle back after being down 28-2 in the first quarter, also delivered a 0.6 rating on ABC, the best overnight a Game 1 featured on the ESPN networks has done. She hated even more what she saw from her players when they arrived for practice Monday, Sept. 25, at Williams Arena.

"He wants to get a lot out of me", Gray said. "Anybody that can walk into the gym this morning and be lighthearted and laugh, it's concerning to me".

The Lynx staged a furious rally but lost 85-84 on Chelsea Gray's game-winning shot with two seconds to play. "But that's what the heck you're supposed to do", Reeve said. You're supposed to battle. We did what we were supposed to do in the last 32 minutes. "You guys can focus on that if you want to, but that's loserville; that's what that is".

Game two of the Finals continue Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2. On Monday, Reeve questioned her team's readiness, its effort and its edge to start the game.

When I asked Borders what the league's response would be if a W player, a group of players or the entire team, refused a White House invitation, she replied, "We support our players and their right to express themselves freely and fully". That's about how good our defense was. The scores are going to be tight and the superstars are going to show up, it's going to be less heralded little moments here or there that either give Minnesota their fourth title in seven years or allows the Sparks to be the first team to go back-to-back since they did it in 2001-2002. "It's mind-boggling for a team that's been here however many times".

Led by the Minnesota Lynx wearing protest T-shirts last summer, the WNBA players have been on the forefront of protests against the injustices in this country, long before Colin Kaepernick, who have garnered more attention, however.

Yet, the Lynx seemed overwhelmed to open Game 1, making only one of their first 11 shots.

Reserve guard Jia Perkins only scored six points but they all came in the third quarter, when Minnesota started to close the deficit. "Those are answers that I'm looking for to those questions that I will get today when we meet with our team". Zero. Zero. Sometimes (the ball) just falls in your lap.

Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve had no time to talk about her team coming back from 26 points down in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals.

"We didn't play at a championship level, period".

After sitting out the national anthem, the Sparks roared out of the gates in the first eight minutes, leading 12-0 and 28-2. "I don't know how, after what we did in the first 10 minutes of that game". "It's one of the things I take pride in even when I'm scoring because I don't really like to get scored on myself". But there's no excuse for why we started the way we did. "Just to think about all the prep and hard work we put in, I would be frustrated too if I were the coach". Of those, three have come on dagger late-game jumpers: Alana Beard hit a 21-footer at the buzzer in a Game 1 victory last year; Nneka Ogwumike hit a 4-foot putback with 3.1 seconds left in Game 5 last year, and Gray hit the victor Sunday.

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