Sunday, September 10, 2006
Deanna Nolan Named Finals MVP After Detroit SHOCKed Sacramento...
When the WNBA Finals tipped off last week, Katie Smith was the only player on the court who had not won a championship. That is no longer the case. Smith scored 17 points, including two clutch jumpers in the final two minutes, as the Detroit Shock claimed their second title with a stirring 80-75 victory over the Sacramento Monarchs. The Shock, who also won the title in 2003, won the last two games of the best-of-five series and dethroned the Monarchs, who were trying to become the league's third repeat champion. Instead, Detroit joined Houston (1997-2000) and Los Angeles (2001-02) as multiple championship winners. Deanna Nolan scored 24 points and was named Finals MVP. Nolan scored 10 points in the pivotal third quarter, when the Shock held the Monarchs to nine points and took the lead for good. (Continue)
I must admit that I was reallllllly pulling for Sacramento on this one BUT congratulations to Detroit anyway. And congrats to Deanna Nolan for being named Finals MVP!!