HOUSTON, Aug. 31 (Ticker)
-- Tina Thompson
and Janeth Arcain
let the Sacramento Monarchs
eliminate them from the playoffs on
their home court.
NBA TV highlights from|
Postgame news conference:
Thompson scored 11 of her 17 points and Arcain eight of her 13
in the first half as the Houston Comets
jumped out to a big lead
and cruised to a 69-48 victory over the Monarchs to even their
best-of-three Western Conference first-round series.
added 14 points for Houston, which shot just 40
percent (25-for-63) but held Sacramento to 32 percent (20-for-62)
to avenge a 65-59 road loss in Game 1 on Friday.
Houston, which never trailed, held an early 8-4 lead before
going on a 16-2 run to break open the contest. Arcain had six
points during the burst for the Comets, who had lost five of
their last six postseason games.
The Comets, who held a 34-19 advantage at the break, went on a
17-3 burst midway through the second half, taking their biggest
lead, 64-33, capped by Ukari Figgs
' jumper with 5:58 to play.
collected 20 points and 11 rebounds to pace the
Game 3 is Tuesday in Houston.