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Can Curt Miller's strategy outsmart A'ja Wilson, or is an embarrassing defeat inevitable for the LA team?

Cameron Brink defined her head coach as one of the most patient ones out there. After her unfortunate injury, the LA Sparks are trying to bounce back from an 8-game losing streak. For the same, Curt Miller signed Crystal Dangerfield to a 7-day hardship contract. While the team hopes to avoid creating a franchise record of 9 losses in a row, the head coach continues to have faith in his rebuilding team, proving the rookie correct. But will the Las Vegas Aces make it easy for them?

After Thursday’s practice at El Camino College, the recently honored Hall of Famer coach shared his thoughts. He said, “We don’t want to lose any games, but obviously trying to work on process and standards. Take care of the little things that help take care of the wins and losses.”

The Sparks will be hosting the Aces tonight at the Crypto.com Arena. Surprisingly, one of their four wins this season came against the 2x Defending champs in their last matchup. In fact, that was the Sparks’ last win before their losing streak began. But now, LA is trying to fight the internal battles of a shallow roster. As the new players come and go from the team, Curt Miller has his focus on a better run after the Olympics break.

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He later also added, “We are in a rebuild. Losses are going to pile up at times. But as long as we keep on progressing.” Miller mentioned how the case was quite similar last year as well. However, when they returned from the All-Star break, they were a much better defensive team. Although he is not sure where the current group is right now, he believes they can improve in the upcoming games.

Poll of the day

Can Curt Miller turn things around for the LA Sparks against A'ja Wilson and the Aces?

Yes, he has the strategy

No, the Aces are too strong

Maybe, if the team steps up

It's going to be a tough battle

In the end, he also pressed on the urgency of winning this last stretch before the break to gain momentum.

Can Curt Miller push his team over A’ja Wilson and the Aces?

Los Angeles has previously surprised everyone as they got the better of Las Vegas on June 10. However, a lot of things have changed since then. The Aces are coming off of a great run with a 6-game winning streak to build their confidence. Not to mention, they have sorted out their defensive frailties that their head coach repeatedly called out during their early season dire run.

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Adding to better chances for Becky Hammon are A’ja Wilson, Kelsey Plum, and Jackie Young, who continue to have impressive numbers. Their ‘Point Gawd’ Chelsea Gray has also returned to add to the team’s overall energy on the floor.

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On the other side, the Sparks’ best player Dearica Hamby has a personal motivation as well. It is no news that the All-Star forward was traded last year because she was pregnant. Hence, going against her former team where she earned the Sixth Player of the Year honor twice, and pulling a win is definitely a bragging right. However, she only had this to say, “Yes and no. It’s not the same type of motivation but another game to get better and prove myself.”

Well, it will be worth a watch as LA tries to keep another bad record at bay. For the Aces, they are continuing their brilliant run after a rough patch. While it is quite tough to foresee the outcome of this game, it will certainly be a big one for either team. As for Curt Miller, we know he will keep his patience above everything as he keeps building his roster.

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