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On his teamís performance:
It was the same M.O. as many of our other losses: poor execution, poor shooting and second shots by the other team. Sacramento plays too hard for us to give them that many opportunities.
On being outscored by 34 points in the second half:
n Nicole Powellís success against Detroit (leading scorer in two games this season):
On what he told his team in a 20-minute post game meeting:
Sacramento Coach John Whisenant
About the game:
Itís a lot easier to come out here when we guard people than when we donít. We were on national television tonight and they were showing our numbers against New York and we were leading in all the defensive categories. How much New York ate us up. We talked about that in the pre-game. Of course we had a great practice yesterday. We practiced only on defense. Our ladies believe in our defense. It creates offense when they get the hair standing up on the back of their necks. I couldnít be happier with this group of people. Yolanda had foul trouble and wasnít a dominating force. Without DeMya and with Yolandaís foul trouble we still pushed them completely out of the game.
About the momentum in the second half:
About Brunsonís performance:
Sacramento Forward Nicole Powell
About setting her career high in points:
It is nice to get out and play well. Especially when last game we were not pleased as a team. Tonight everybody came out ready to play. Rebekkah came out and had a great game. Chelsea had four assists. It was a good team effort.
About rebounding tonight:
Difference from the last game:
Sacramento Forward Rebekkah Brunson
About her double-double:
They are one of the best teams and we knew we had to come out there and win. We are limited in the post. Yolanda had foul trouble and I knew I had to pick up the slack across the board and try to get as many as possible. They play offensively. They are big and strong inside. We had to try to invade that. Even though they were a good rebounding team they werenít necessarily boxing out and they let me inside. I try to do whatever I can to help the team.