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The Atlanta Dream will be short-handed on Wednesday when they tip off the WNBA playoffs against the Seattle Storm at Georgia Techs McCamish Pavilion. Stephen Curry 2 Shoes Grey .Atlanta forward Tiffany Hayes will miss Wednesdays contest, serving a one-game suspension after picking up her seventh technical foul in the regular-season finale against Minnesota. Hayes is second on the team in scoring, averaging 15.0 points.The Dream also could be without starting forward Sancho Lyttle, who is battling a foot sprain. Lyttle is second on the team in rebounding.While the Dream are ailing, Seattle is surging. The Storm finished the regular season with wins in five or their last six games, including a 91-82 victory over the Dream in Atlanta on Sept. 4. Veteran guard Sue Bird and rookie star Breanna Stewart each had 23 points in that contest.Dream coach Michael Cooper said the Storm caught his team off-guard with their tempo in the last meeting.They play half-court basketball, but the last time we played they were up-tempo and I think that suits them, Cooper told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sue Bird is an older player now, but if she has those sprite legs, were going to have to run. Were going to look to pick it up for 40 minutes.Bird has been her normal steady self, averaging 12.9 points and 5.8 assists, but Stewart is Seattles primary catalyst. The leading Rookie of the Year candidate, Stewart leads Seattle in average scoring (18.3 points), rebounds (9.3) and blocks (64).Seattle won two of three meetings overall with the Dream this season.The first two rounds of this seasons playoffs are single-elimination, so there is no tomorrow for the loser. The winner advances to the second round and will face either the New York Liberty or Chicago Sky on the road.As a lower-seeded team, its exciting that its just one game in the playoffs, Bird told the Seattle Times. As a higher-seeded team, youre not thrilled about that. ... Were in a good spot. Were playing and when youre in a situation like this, anything is possible. Stephen Curry 2 Blue And Yellow . Robinson finished with 17 points, all but two in the second half, and Lawson had 14 after halftime and finished with a game-high 11 assists as the Nuggets handed Dallas its first home loss in eight games this season. J.J. Hickson led Denver with 22, and Kenneth Faried added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Under Armour Scorpio Chrome . Halifax beat the Saint John Sea Dogs 7-5 on the strength of two goals apiece from Nikolaj Ehlers, Matt Murphy and Brent Andrews. Jonathan Drouin also scored and had three assists while Zachary Fucale made 17 saves for the Mooseheads (16-8-0), who led 6-1 after two periods. http:///...ua-phenom-proto.html .J. -- Josh Cribbs was in the Pro Bowl in February and out of a job six months later. The Wallabies may still be able to salvage something from a horror year, but they will need to be patient.Saturday nights 23-17 triumph over South Africa still featured a disastrous lineout and plenty of errors, but improvements in defence - particularly their one-on-one tackling - and greater direction in attack saw them outlast the Springboks on a heavy Brisbane deck.Michael Cheikas side was its own worst enemy on countless occasions, much of it born out of the anxiety created by six consecutive defeats, as poor decision-making and pushed passes made the scoreline a lot tighter than it probably should have been.That fact was highlighted by the two tries Australia did manage to score, and the extended build-up which first saw Adam Coleman touch down in the corner in the first half and then Bernard Foley back himself, step, roll and stretch to follow suit after the break.But there was too little of it, particularly while the Springboks were down to 14 men early in the second stanza.Fortunately for the Australians, they wouldnt end up ruing some cheap turnover ball either.Their breakdown work was sloppy, at best, for much of the first half while a Foley pass intercepted by Springboks skipper Adriaan Strauss must have had Wallabies fans reaching for the cold washer when Johan Goosen finished off the long-range effort to open up an early 14-3 lead.It was then the Wallabies called on the mixture of experience and new blood that, should they struggle to notch too many further wins for the remainder of the Rugby Championship and then the spring tour, they will still be able to drop into the positives column for season 2016.After an overly-aggressive run-on debut in Wellington, lock Coleman delivered a more measured but equally rugged performance in tight, even picking himself up following a nasty head clash to make a key second-effort tackle late on.Winger Reece Hodge showed similar determination despite a lack of open space, and did a fine job defending at inside centre with Foley positioned on the wing. That Hodge has taken on the responsibility of line kicks should not be overlooked either.And then there was Samu Kerevi, whhose match-high 111 metres, four clean breaks and three broken tackles will have cemented his place at outside centre and put to bed the calls for Israel Folaus move to the frontline; not that the fullbacks sublime game under the Springboks aerial assault wont have done the same. Under Armour Curry One Basketball Shoes. Kerevi, like Coleman, is raw but in time the simple switch of hand that cost him a five-pointer will become second nature.On the experienced side of the ledger, Will Genia continues to deliver. From a classic covering tackle inside the opening minutes to his sharp service and greatly improved box kick, the veteran No. 9 has quickly become the Wallabies most important player.Quade Cooper is a much better player with Genia inside him, and the Wallabies pack a far more cohesive unit when the Queenslander is shouting orders behind them. Australian fans will be hoping he doesnt receive a similar order to Adam Ashley-Cooper and is forced to return to France.But in celebrating this win, their first since October last year, the Wallabies will know just how much work they have in front of them. And when it comes to the lineout, they may even require some sort of voodoo witch doctor such is the shambles the key set-piece has become.Officially, the Wallabies only lost one ball on their own throw on Saturday night. But there were cases of pure comedy when Australian jumpers, unexpectedly, received the ball while Genia was also forced to mop up on more than one occasion.The Cooper-Foley combination also needs work with the latter still adjusting to his fly-halfs helter-skelter frame-of-mind, and just how he can provide the direction to Coopers creativity - a source of entertainment that was captured in a first-half flick pass that put Kerevi away.Given by what they showed in Hamilton earlier Saturday night, the Pumas will represent a much greater challenge for the Wallabies in seven days time.The message for Australia should be reasonably simple though, all you need is a little patience - in both approach and personnel. NFL Jerseys ChinaNFL Jerseys WholesaleChina NFL JerseysStitched JerseysChina JerseysDiscount NFL JerseysWholesale Jerseys China ' ' '
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