Friday, July 16, 2004 at Conseco Fieldhouse

Detroit Shock 73, Indiana Fever 85

Recap | Box Score
July 16th, 2004
Conseco Fieldhouse
Shock 73, Fever 85
Points:(DET) D. Nolan, 20
(IND) 2 tied, 19
Rebounds:(DET) S> Cash, 8
(IND) T. Catchings, 8
Assists:(DET) C. Jones, 6
(IND) K. Miller, 7
Blocks:(DET) 5 tied, 1
(IND) N. Williams, 3
Steals:(DET) D. Nolan, 3
(IND) S. White, 3
Turnovers:(DET) C. Ford, 4
(IND) D. Jackson, 4
Biggest
Lead:
(DET) 3
(IND) 22
Fastbreak
Points:
(DET) 13
(IND) 20
POSTGAME QUOTES
DETROITSHOCK.COM
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Tamika Catchings
  • Points: 19
  • Rebounds: 8
  • Assists: 3
  • Minutes: 37
  • Catchings' Season Statistics
    Shock Head Coach Bill Laimbeer

    On assessment of tonight’s game:
    “We’re learning. I was proud of them in the second half. We need to learn to play defense first and we have a long way to go. We’re standing around on offense.”

    Shock Forward Swin Cash

    On Shock’s defense:
    “We’re not where we need to be right now, defensively. It’s not about the coaching. It’s about us as players. We have to start playing defensively, individually.”

    Shock Guard Deanna Nolan

    On defense:
    “We’re having a hard time being intense on the defensive end right now. We are not rotating very well on defense. A lot of times we’ll get the first rotation but miss the second defensive rotation and it’s leaving people open for easy shots.”

    Fever Head Coach Brian Winters

    “We had a good performance tonight. Detroit was coming off the second night of a back to back. We played well. First ten minutes of the second half, we controlled the tempo. Our goal was to win all four home games and we won three. That’s good. We have six games left before August 1. Five of them are on the road and four are on the West coast.”

    Fever Forward Tamika Catchings

    On Detroit’s double digit loss Thursday night:
    “Anytime you play a great team, you know they can snap back. We had to match their energy and intensity early knowing they had a game last night and had to travel.”

    On other teams playing zone against Fever:
    “Tonight, we stepped up big and hit open shots against the zone. We moved the ball around a lot.”

    On up tempo start of game:
    “It allows us to attack the basket, getting some easy scores. Tonight, we attacked the basket knowing they’d be a little tired from last night.”

    Fever Guard Deanna Jackson

    On appearance of her outside shot:
    “I’ve been doing extra shooting. Doing extra things trying to get my shot down.”

    On Fever’s success against Shock zone:
    “We worked the ball around and made the extra pass. With a wide open jumper, it is easy to knock down the shot.”

    On Detroit’s double digit loss Thursday night:
    “We knew we had to come out and be really focused. We knew they would be over aggressive and would be a little tired. So we wanted to try to push it early.”