Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at Conseco Fieldhouse
Detroit Shock 79, Indiana Fever 84 OT

Recap | Box Score
June 15, 2005
Conseco Fieldhouse
Shock 79, Fever 84
Points:(DET) D. Nolan, 32
(IND) 2 tied, 20
Rebounds:(DET) S. Thomas, 6
(IND) T. Catchings, 16
Assists:(DET) E. Powell, 7
(IND) T. Catchings, 8
Blocks:(DET) 2 tied, 2
(IND) K. Schumachar, 3
Steals:(DET) D. Nolan, 4
(IND) T. Catchings, 6
Turnovers:(DET) R. Riley, 4
(IND) T. White, 5
(DET) 11
(IND) 5
Points In
The Paint:
(DET) 36
(IND) 18
Deanna Nolan
  • Points: 32
  • Assists: 3
  • Steals: 4
  • Minutes: 37
  • Shock Head Coach Bill Laimbeer

    "I thought we played hard enough to win tonight, but we still have some issues to solve as a team. Our execution and paying attention to detail will lead us to more wins."

    on Chandi's Jones' final shot in regulation:
    "It was a broken play but she came up with the big shot. But in overtime, on the final shot, we didn't run the play correctly and just passed to the wrong person."

    on Deanna Nolan:
    "She's played well for us all year and I think she's one of the best talents in the league."

    on missing Swin Cash:
    "We can't worry about that now. We have to play and grind it out to get our wins until she comes back."

    on physical nature of game and fouls:
    "Yeah, fouls played a big part and the whistle just seemed all night not to be in our favor."

    Shock Center Ruth Riley

    On the game:
    "It was frustrating because we knew we could win. We keep making mistakes at crucial moments. We have the talent to put it all together. We have potential to be a great team this season."

    Fever Head Coach Brian Winters

    On today’s game:
    "This was a big victory for us. It was a very exciting game. We had two good teams slugging away. We beat one of the top teams in the league. We did a lot of good things. Everybody who played contributed in some way. We got 38 points off our bench. We beat a quality team. There were a lot of turning points in this game."

    on Ebony Hoffman:
    "She played the best game of her career. When we drafted her, we thought she had great potential. She played with a lot of confidence, tonight."

    Fever Forward Tamika Catchings

    on the atmosphere of this game being like playoff game:
    "This is a big rivalry and not just with the men (Pacers & Pistons). Detroit plays their best against us and we play our best against them."

    on her offensive struggles:
    "I've had a lot of people talking to me. I'm trying to go out and play and not think too much. We have a lot of good players here who can step up any night. And tonight Ebony played great off the bench. She worked really hard in the off season and it shows."

    Fever Guard Ebony Hoffman

    on Fever's emotion going into overtime:
    "We had to recover emotionally because the game is not over until you see :00. We came back with a vengeance. Every game is a must win."

    on physicality of game:
    "It is extremely physical, but in practice we play no blood, no foul."

    on difference in this year's play from last year's play:
    "Last year coming from college to the pro game with no time off, I hit the wall. This year, I conditioned in the off season and was ready for the start of the season."