Canberra v Adelaide Feb 16 GF Game 3
What a game game 2 was! Thrills, spills, "double dribbles". You name it, it had it.
Today will be the decider. Will Canberra lift the trophy? or will the fairy tale come to fruition for Adelaide? Line up the glass slippers, let's see what's in store.
Canberra was held to 73 points in game 2. An amazing effort by the Lightning and the crowd playing their part too helped. KG23 with an amazing tally of 24 points and 23 boards led all scorers and kept Canberra right in it. No doubt any game plan from the Lightning will revolve around trying the keep a lid on her. Adelaide are not phased by Canberra as was seen in game 1, but poor shooting in that game led to a Canberra win.
It's another sellout crowd in Canberra with "Hollywood seats" being added to get a few more in the door. The Capitals have been the form team all season and it is fitting that they have the chance to win this season on their home court. Adelaide will make it harder than getting a wall along the Mexican border.
Adelaide's season has been a season of two halves. Some Chris Lucas magic and the right script saw this series go into a third game. Has the magic run out? Will the glass slipper fit Nicole Seekamp's foot? Or will the Capitals play the role of ugly step sisters and smash the glass slipper.
This will be a great game and while I would love to see the Lightning get the W, I think the Capitals might just have enough in the tank, then again, the nation's capital is where dreams come true. Just like Hollywood the good guys always win.
Lighting does strike twice, this time by 1 point.