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Strong second half gives Shock their second title

Updated: September 10, 2006, 12:34 AM ET
By Nancy Lieberman | Special to ESPN.com

DETROIT -- The WNBA Finals might not have been the most compelling championship series we've seen in the league's 10-year history.

But Detroit played as well as it has all season in the final 20 minutes of Game 5, winning its second WNBA title in four seasons with an 80-75 victory over Sacramento on Saturday.

At halftime, though, it looked like the Monarchs might be celebrating their second consecutive championship. In the first two quarters, Sacramento dominated Detroit inside ...

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