Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at The MCI Center

Detroit Shock 73, Washington Mystics 65

Recap | Box Score
July 28th, 2004
The MCI Center
Shock 73, Mystics 65
Points:(DET) S. Cash, 20
(WAS) A. Beard, 20
Rebounds:(DET) R. Riley, 13
(WAS) 2 tied, 6
Assists:(DET) 2 tied, 5
(WAS) A. Beard, 3
Blocks:(DET) R. Riley, 2
(WAS) 2 tied, 3
Steals:(DET) D. Nolan, 5
(WAS) A. Beard, 7
Turnovers:(DET) 5 tied, 3
(WAS) A. Beard, 6
Biggest
Lead:
(DET) 11
(WAS) 0
Fastbreak
Points:
(DET) 11
(WAS) 8
POSTGAME QUOTES
DETROITSHOCK.COM
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Swin Cash
  • Points: 20
  • Rebounds: 6
  • Assists: 5
  • Minutes: 39
  • Cash's Season Statistics
    Shock Head Coach Bill Laimbeer

    On the game
    “This was a very important game for us. We have two home games coming up before the break and to get this road win was important for us.”

    “We don’t play very smart at times, you saw it today with 15 missed free throws, casually throwing the ball away. I kept telling our team that we were in the right defense against the right team, all we had to do was take care of the basketball and execute.”

    On Barbara Farris
    “Very few players in this league can guard Barbara. I think she is the strongest player in the league, but with her dislocated shoulder it really set her back. She is starting to round back into shape, she still has her moments but we miss her badly.”

    Shock Forward Swin Cash

    Chances on repeating to win a championship
    “We have one of the best teams in the league and we need to put some wins together.”

    Breaking the Mytsic’s win streak
    “It was a win that we needed and I give them a lot of credit to them they played really well.”

    Representing the country in the Olympics
    “Very excited, wonderful experiences I’m 24 years old and playing against some of the best players in the world and hoping to come back with a gold medal.”

    Shock Guard Deanna Nolan

    Playing against Coco Miller
    “I’m used to playing against her it is a joy to reunite on opposing ends.”

    About playing on the WNBA All-Star team
    “Good opportunity good to be one of the chosen ones to prepare the USA team.”

    Mystics Head Coach Michael Adams

    “(Shaunzinski) Gortman does not know all our plays yet, but she is a very talented defensive player. She played some minutes down in Charlotte but it was hard to get her in the rotation tonight”

    “We got out hustled tonight, I told them that we cannot be a jump shooting team to win. We didn’t drive the lane or get the ball inside, which didn’t help us.”

    “We got (Chamique) Holdsclaw and (Stacey Dales) Shuman back but they had not been able to practice with us the last four to five days so we went with some different starters.”

    Mystics Guard Alana Beard

    On her game mentally the last six games:
    “I regret that I held back at the beginning but I just gotta be aggressive.”

    On playing physical when the team is in foul trouble:
    “Tough, but I think we have to contain our defensive. A lot of it we brought on ourselves. We have to play better defense.”

    Mystics Forward Murriel Page

    On the importance of leading by example while the team experiences injuries:
    “After being here for seven years, and seeing changes, players look up to me for advice and when they see Page with a smile her face after losing a game, they can smile.”