Detroit Shock forward Swin Cash, on the Shock's series-clinching victory, to the Hartford Courant:
"We just came in with a mind-set and everyone was like, `Whatever it takes, win at all costs. It was about doing the little things to win the game."
Sacramento Monarchs coach John Whisenant, on facing the Shock in the WNBA Finals, to the Sacramento Bee:
"It's going to be a great challenge. They have great athletes … big, strong athletes." ."
Connecticut Sun guard Katie Douglas, on losing to the Shock in Game 3, to the Hartford Courant:
“It stings. It hurts to lose on your home court. We played with a lot of energy [Saturday] night. Tonight, Game 3, do or die moment, it was definitely disappointing. It's harder because we didn't even make the Finals."
Detroit Shock coach Bill Laimbeer on the team's adjustments for Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals, to the Associated Press:
“There was no adjustment accept in the players' attitude and how they approached the game."
Sacramento Monarchs guard Ticha Penicheiro, on the Monarchs victory over Los Angeles to advance to the WNBA Finals, to the Sacramento Bee:
"I feel really good, but after accomplishing what we did last year winning the whole thing, it's all about the next step right now."
| Ticha Penicheiro and the Sacramento Monarchs are headed to the WNBA Finals for the second straight year.|
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Los Angeles Sparks guard Tamara Moore, on the Sparks' Game 2 loss to the Sacrameno Monarchs:
“They played like there was nothing to lose. We didn't play with that win-or-go-home attitude in the first half. And if showed."
Los Angeles Sparks coach Joe Bryant, reflecting on his team's season, to the Los Angeles Daily News:
“I really enjoyed this season. We had no infighting, no one counting minutes or shots. The women respected what I said and I gave them the freedom to think. It was really special."
Connecticut Sun guard Katie Douglas, on being able to play despite injury in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, to the Hartford Courant:
“The adrenaline started pumping and I was able to tell Coach I was able to go."
Sacramento Monarchs coach John Whisenant on the matchup between Lisa Leslie and Yolanda Griffith, to the Sacramento Bee:
"Lisa is one of those all-world players, obviously the premier player in the WNBA. But Yo is an underrated, great player and a great competitor. I always say that one reason we're able to play well against the Sparks is because Yo plays so well against Lisa."
Detroit Shock coach Bill Laimbeer, on how Katie Douglas' play affected the outcome of Game 2, to the Detroit Free Press:
"It didn't matter if she played or not. We think we're the better team, and we're going to go out and play one heck of a game (tonight)."