WNBA Playoff History: 2006

Deanna Nolan was the 2006 Finals M.V.P.
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Shock Come Back To Dethrone Monarchs
2006 WNBA Finals M.V.P. Deanna Nolan led the Shock to their second title in four years by defeating the defending champion Sacramento Monarchs in five games. The series began with each team winning once on the road before the Shock beat the Monarchs, 80-75, at Joe Louis Arena in downtown Detroit to claim the title. Eight-year veteran Katie Smith averaged 17.0 points on her way to her first WNBA championship.

First Round
- Detroit defeats Indiana, 2-0
Detroit 68, Indiana 56
Detroit 98, Indiana 83

- Connecticut defeats Washington, 2-0
Connecticut 76, Washington 61
Connecticut 68, Washington 65

- Los Angeles defeats Seattle, 2-1
Seattle 84, Los Angeles 72
Los Angeles 78, Seattle 70
Los Angeles 68, Seattle 63

- Sacramento defeats Houston, 2-0
Sacramento 93, Houston 78
Sacramento 92, Houston 64

Conference Finals
- Detroit defeats Connecticut, 2-1
Detroit 70, Connecticut 59
Connecticut 77, Detroit 68
Detroit 79, Connecticut 55

- Sacramento defeats Los Angeles, 2-0
Sacramento 64, Los Angeles 61
Sacramento 72, Los Angeles 58

Finals
- Detroit defeats Sacramento, 3-2
Sacramento 95, Detroit 71
Detroit 73, Sacramento 63
Sacramento 89, Connecticut 69
Detroit 72, Sacramento 52
Detroit 80, Sacramento 75

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Through the Lens: Fever vs. Sky Game 2

Check out some of the best highlights from the thrilling, double overtime game between the Indiana Fever and Chicago Sky through the eye of our super slow motion phantom camera!

Fowles Leads Sky In Game 2

Sylvia Fowles ended up with 27 points on an impressive 12-14 shooting, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 3 steals to help the Chicago Sky tie the Eastern Conference Finals at 1 game apiece versus the Indiana Fever.

Postgame: Chicago Sky

Sky head coach Pokey Chatman and Sylvia Fowles talk postgame following Chicago's double overtime win over the Fever.

Fever vs. Sky - Game 2

Sylvia Fowles scores 27 points and the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 86-84 in two overtimes to even the best-of-three Eastern Conference finals on Monday.

Postgame: Indiana Fever

Fever head coach Lin Dunn and Tamika Catchings talk postgame after Indiana falls to the Chicago Sky in Game 2 in double overtime.