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Oct 20, 2016

We started our Dishin & Swishin look at the WNBA finals with two posts breaking things down, Jayne Appel-Marinelli and Mistie Bass.

Yesterday, ESPN play-by-play announcer Ryan Ruocco gave his thoughts on the series and game five.

Today, we are bringing you the thoughts of some of the best point guards in the WNBA in two separate segments: Seattle Storm and All-WNBA first team member Sue Bird, and then five time All-Defensive team honoree Briann January of the Indiana Fever. We have a special co-host on the show, Atlanta Dream point guard Layshia Clarendon, who helps moderate both segments!

It has been a fun series to watch, with all of the elements of great theater: protagonists and antagonists (depending on who you are cheering for, except for the referees, which both sides agree are antagonists!), last second drama, and of course the big prize awaiting the winner.

On this podcast you will hear from our guards on a myriad of topics including:

  • The importance of guard play in this series, including the "pure point guard" Lindsay Whalen versus the "combo guard" Kristi Toliver
  • Decision making down the stretch of games
  • You Must play defense and rebound!
  • Staying home versus overseas play, improving game play versus resting the body
  • Home court advantage? Road team has won 5 of 7 games played between these two teams this season
  • What does each team need to do tonight in game five to win
  • Who steps up? Which stars, which role players

A special thanks to Layshia for co-hosting this week, she did a great job!

Enjoy the podcast!!!