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It may be called the Western Conference Finals, but it is widely believed the matchup between the Sparks and the three-time defending champion defending champion n (SPORT) → defensor/a m/f del título
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The Sparks and Comets finished the regular season with the best records in the 32-game season, losing a combined nine games - fewer than any single team. The two teams were 21-1 - New York New York, state, United States
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``I said it at the beginning of the year and I still believe it now, Houston is the team to beat,'' said Sacramento Monarchs The Sacramento Monarchs is a Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Sacramento, California. The team is one of the WNBA's eight original franchises and was noted early on for standout players Ticha Penicheiro, Ruthie Bolton and Yolanda Griffith. coach Sonny Allen after his team was eliminated by the Comets 75-70 on Monday night.
The Comets have run this league from the beginning, and the only team that appears ready to unseat them is the Sparks, who are 3-0 against Houston this season.
``To me, this is like a preview of the finals,'' Houston guard Janeth Arcain Janeth dos Santos Arcain (born April 11, 1969 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian professional basketball player. She played for the Houston Comets from 1997-2005 in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). said. ``I think whoever loses or wins Thursday will be the champs of the WNBA WNBA Women's National Basketball Association
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WNBA Warszawski Nurt Basketu Amatorskiego . Because both teams, Houston and L.A., have played so good all season, I think both teams could be the champions.''
Everyone knew that the road to the championship would go through Houston. The dynamics of the team has changed somewhat with Sheryl Swoopes Sheryl Denise Swoopes (born March 25, 1971) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing for the Houston Comets in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She has won three Olympic Gold Medals and is a three-time WNBA MVP. raising her game to take the attention away from Cynthia Cooper There are two different public figures with the name Cynthia Cooper:
The Sparks, who swept Phoenix in the first round, have the edge with a bench that Houston lacks. Not that the Comets have needed one, at least until now.
Although the Sparks have the home-court advantage in this best-of-three series, Game 1 on Thursday is in Houston.
``It's definitely the biggest game of both of our seasons thus far,'' Sparks center Lisa Leslie said. ``It's very important who wins the first game, I think. Obviously we're looking to steal one, and they're looking to get a win at home since they're going to be back here on the road for two games. I think it's going to be a great game, very intense. We're looking forward to it.''
Photo: Delisha Milton and the Sparks are 3-0 against the defending champion Houston Comets.
Edna Trunnell-Simpson/Staff Photographer