7:30 PM ET, September 1, 2006
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI
Sacramento: Y. Griffith 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk
Tulsa: D. Nolan 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Katie Smith wasn't going to let her best chance for a WNBA title slip away that easily.Smith, scoreless in the first half, pumped in 16 second-half points, including two clutch 3-pointers, to lead the Detroit Shock to a 73-63 win over the defending champion Sacramento Monarchs on Friday night in Game 2 of the Finals.
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Deanna Nolan led the Shock with 21 points in Friday's Game 2 victory.
The announced attendance was 15,218, an increase of more than 5,000 from the first game although The Palace appeared to be at least half-empty. ... The league announced Friday that Ford had been selected as a member of the All-WNBA second team. She accepted the honor during a pregame ceremony. ... The WNBA also came out Friday with its list of most popular player jerseys, and All-WNBA first teamer Lisa Leslie's is No. 1. Sacramento guard Ticha Penicheiro's is in eighth place, and Cash's is in ninth. ... This series marks the first time in WNBA Finals history that both participants are No. 2 seeds. ... Fifteen of the 22 players in the series have won a WNBA title, while Smith won two ABL championships in the late 1990s.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||21-64 (.000)||29-62 (.000)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-15 (.200)||3-9 (.333)|
|FT Made-Attempted||18-24 (.000)||12-16 (.000)|
|Fast Break Points||4||12|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (1/0)||23 (1/0)|