Minnesota Detroit Notes

WNBA Post-Game Notes
Minnesota at. Detroit
August 11, 2005 @ The Palace of Auburn Hills

Detroit 72
MINNESOTA 66

PLAYOFF RACE
Detroit’s win, coupled with Washington’s loss, moved the Shock to within one game of third place in the Eastern Conference. Detroit has the tie-breaker over New York three games to one, and has split the season series thus far with Washington 1-1.

The loss dropped the Lynx to 13-15, and they are a half game back of the Phoenix Mercury for fourth place in the West.

GOOSE EGG
Detroit’s Deanna Nolan was held scoreless in a half for only the second time this season. She scored 0 points in the first half this evening and 0 in the first half of Detroit’s 66-57 win over Connecticut on July 20.

FEELING THE LOVE
Minnesota’s Stacey Lovelace, who was averaging just over six points coming into the game, scored 15 Thursday evening.

CRASHING THE BOARDS
Detroit’s Cheryl Ford grabbed 13 rebounds – her 16th game with 10 or more rebounds on the season. She missed a double-double by just one point.

NEED POINTS? NO SVET
Minnesota’s Svetlana Abrosimova, who made all eight of her field goal attempts vs Detroit earlier in the season, including 5-of-5 from three-point range, was 7-of-11 Thursday evening including 2-of –3 from three-point range for a team-high 18 points.

BATTLE OF THE BOARDS
The Shock won the battle of the boards vs. Minnesota grabbing 45.2 percent of available offensive rebounds and 81.8 percent of defensive rebounds for a Total Rebound Percentage of 63.5 – the third best rebound production of the season for Detroit.

THAT’S OFFENSIVE!
Detroit grabbed 19 offensive rebounds for the second straight game – two off the team’s season high of 21 set at Connecticut on June 18

40 BELOW
The Shock won for just the third time in nine games when shooting under 40 percent from the field.

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