INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- I'm not going to say the Komets have to win tonight in the best-of-seven Turner Conference finals, which are tied at 2 with the Missouri Mavericks, but I wouldn't feel great about their chances to win the series if they don't.
Why? On the road, they are 4-1 on the road and 2-3 at Memorial Coliseum, where Games 6 and 7 will be.
The Mavericks are 4-0 away and 2-0 here at the Independence Events Center.
The referee tonight is Chris Pitoscia. I don't recall seeing him work a Fort Wayne game, at least not in a while.
David Starenky is in the lineup, it looks like, replaceing the injured Bryant Molle.