May 25, 2022 

Locked on Women’s Basketball: Breaking down the guard play in LA

It was definitely going to take a little bit of time to get everybody acclimated to playing with each other

It’s time for another episode of the Locked on Women’s Basketball podcast. This one features host Alex Simon and LA Sparks beat reporter Dave Yapkowitz breaking down the guard rotation for the Sparks. Plus, LA is facing challenges with playing more road games than playing at home.

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Dave speaks about the grueling road games schedule for LA:

“Yeah, I think it’s when we look at the team, we already knew coming into this season, that there probably was going to be an adjustment period with all of the new faces that they added in the offseason. It was definitely going to take a little bit of time to get everybody acclimated to playing with each other. But the schedule certainly doesn’t do any favors in getting that done.”

They’ve mentioned this after the Minnesota game that it’s a little bit tough to kind of build up that consistency that they wanted to have while they’re on the road. And not getting in as much practice time as they would have hoped.”

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Dave talks about the challenges LA is facing right now in the five-game losing streak:

“With the schedule that they’ve had. I think we’ve seen some good things, as you mentioned, the first two wins in the season. But they’ve kind of followed that up with a five game losing streak. And I think there are some issues that we’re starting to see a bit that somehow they’ve got to address these issues.”

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