Sept. 14, 2004
Comets 70, Lynx 59
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Lynx Coach Suzie McConnell Serio
"The Comets wanted it and they deserved it. They capitalized on every opportunity and played desperate and hungry. In the second half, they made a change offensively and we couldn't answer. We are a team of balance and we didn't get that tonight. They capitalized on second-chance points and on every opportunity. We minimized that, and that is the difference of the ballgame. They made a great run and we couldn't answer."
"She (Tina Thompson) was a huge factor for them tonight. She was hitting her threes and dominated inside the paint. She was a difference maker."
Lynx Center Nicole Ohlde
"With a veteran team like Houston, there is no way they are going to just give in. We started the game strong but the Comets wanted it more than we did. We were out of sync offensively and couldn't get a rhythm going. The Comets are a good team, and we didn't match their intensity."
"What can I say, she (Thompson) was just on tonight and that's the kind of player she is. She had 27 points and was unstoppable. We play her on the perimeter and she'd take it inside. She's a hard player to guard because of her versatility."
"It's a tight race, and we knew that coming into this. We're down tonight but we just need to get back into it and get ready for L.A. and Sacramento."
Lynx Center Vanessa Hayden
"I think my focus in the past has been to come off the bench strong when the team needs me. That's my job, to come off the bench and play good defense and score. With Tamika Williams not playing a lot of minutes tonight, I knew my minutes would increase, so I took advantage of that."
Comets Coach Van Chancellor
"I really challenged them. I told them, 'Guys, this is just not Comets and we now know it. This is an embarrassment to us, to the past championships, to everybody. Let's play, let's dig in.' And they really resonded. But from that moment when we went down nine and win by 11, that's a 20-point turnaround."
"It was a really big win for us tonight... Tonight looked like the old Comet defense, Comet defense in which we guarded somebody. In other words, we didn't let them control offense. We did a good job of getting them out of what they were doing."