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Jayda Evans covers college and pro women's basketball. While its her first year on the Washington beat, she has covered the Storm since its inception. She'll offer observations, critiques, occasional off-beat tales and answers to select e-mail inquires. Evans also has written a book on the Storm and women's hoops, called "Game On!"

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June 17, 2007 3:20 PM

The backcourt rests

Posted by Jayda Evans

Storm guards Sue Bird and Betty Lennox skipped practice today. Coach Anne Donovan said it was strictly precautionary and hoped with Monday being an off-day that both would be well-rested to practice on Tuesday and face the defending champion Detroit on Wednesday at KeyArena.

Bird is managing swelling in her left knee while Lennox had an old right Achilles tendon problem flare after scoring 18 points in a win over Houston on Friday. Those that did practice worked on their schemes against the zone - a tactic Indiana executed perfectly again on Saturday to hand Detroit its first loss of the season. Last week, the Fever implemented the zone during a 28-point win over the Storm.

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