September 25, 2017 03:20 PM
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. There was no moral victory after they dropped the game to the Los Angeles Sparks on a last-second shot by Chelsea Gray.
"We didn’t play at a championship level, period. Certainly, disappointing is the word I come up with most. Mind boggling. I read the players quotes and I see no rhyme or reason. It just suggests to me that either being in The Finals is something that they take for granted or suggests to me that we’re playing against a team that wants to win more than us. Those are answers that I’m looking for, and that I will get today when we meet with our team," said Reeve.
***Click the video box above to see video of Reeve's frustration on Monday***
A day later, all she could think about was how her team was down 28-2 in the first quarter of a home finals game. Reeve blasted the veteran Lynx on Monday, wondering aloud if they were taking for granted their sixth trip to the finals in the last seven years.
"People say you battled, but that’s what the hell you’re supposed to do. You’re competing for a championship. You’re supposed to battle. So what is the good of that? We did what we were supposed to do in the 32 minutes. You guys can focus on that if you want to. That’s loserville, that’s what that is," Reeve added.
Reeve says her team did not play with the hunger that the Sparks did. She also felt some where too light-hearted when they showed up for a camp with young girls in the morning.
Game 2 is Tuesday night in Minneapolis.
Jeff Brioschi/Associated Press
Updated: September 25, 2017 03:20 PM
Created: September 25, 2017 03:15 PM
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