Saturday, July 24, 2004 at Radio City Music Hall

Detroit Shock 69, New York Liberty 78

Recap | Box Score
July 24th, 2004
Radio City Music Hall
Shock 69, Liberty 78
Points:(DET) S. Cash, 21
(NYL) E. Baranova, 21
Rebounds:(DET) R. Riley, 13
(NYL) 2 tied, 8
Assists:(DET) S. Cash, 4
(NYL) E. Baranova, 5
Blocks:(DET) R. Riley, 2
(NYL) E. Baranova, 4
Steals:(DET) 2 tied, 1
(NYL) E. Baranova, 2
Turnovers:(DET) 4 tied, 2
(NYL) B. Hammon, 2
(DET) 5
(NYL) 12
(DET) 10
(NYL) 4
Swin Cash
  • Points: 21
  • Rebounds: 7
  • Assists: 4
  • Minutes: 36
  • Cash's Season Statistics
    Shock Head Coach Bill Laimbeer

    On the loss:
    "I think it was a combination of things. We are playing our third game in four nights and we got tired down the stretch. We also had some bad turnovers and didn't shoot well from the free-throw line."

    On playing at Radio City Music Hall:
    "It was fun. It was a little weird at first, but once we started playing we forgot all about it."

    Shock Forward Swin Cash

    On diving after the ball and falling off the stage:
    "I give 110% every time I play. I wasn't worried about the stage or falling off, I was just trying to get my team the basketball. I think we had this game under control but we let it slip away. New York just kept fighting the whole way through."

    Shock Center Ruth Riley

    On playing at Radio City Music Hall:
    "I think it was a great atmosphere. I think the fans had fun. It is a historic day. Unfortunately we did not get the win."

    Liberty Interim Head Coach Patty Coyle

    On the aesthetic feel of the arena:
    "It's different, but once you start playing ball you forget about all of that. It's almost surreal. This is the first time an event of this magnitude has been held here."

    On the Eastern Conference standings:
    "Every game is huge, but we are taking everything one day at a time. This win tied us for first, but just last week we were in fifth place. Each game means a whole lot."

    Liberty Guard Backey Hammon

    On playing at Radio City Music Hall:
    "It was fun. It was something different. Actually, it's a pretty good shooting arena. But when you shoot on one side, your eyes are a little off so you have to adjust a little bit. For the most part, it was good."

    On the Liberty bench:
    "We have a solid bench. When we substitute, we feel confident that the people are going to come in and contribute for us and they did. We need that from every night if we're going to win in this league."