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Defense, depth carry Monarchs to first title

Updated: September 21, 2005, 4:03 AM ET
By Nancy Lieberman | Special to ESPN.com

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Like a patient boxer who continuously lands hit after hit to the body, Sacramento's defense pounds away at the opponent, and in the second half of Game 4 on Tuesday, once again wore down Connecticut.

And that's why you knew the Sun couldn't have been too comfortable with a six-point halftime lead.

Connecticut did everything right in the first 20 minutes. The Sun grabbed a half dozen offensive rebounds, a statistical category usually dominated by the Monarchs. ...

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