Detroit shocked in Game 1 of Finals
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (MCT) -- No, those weren't Detroit Shock look-alikes at the Palace on Wednesday night.
They were actual Shock players. They were all accounted for against the Sacramento Monarchs in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals.
Detroit's 95-71 loss to Sacramento, the defending champions, was another case of the Shock forgetting how to play basketball and looking bad in the process. This has been a constant theme: Detroit loses focus and struggles with consistency.
The Shock, the self-proclaimed best defensive team in the league, allowed the Monarchs to set a Finals record for most total points and points in a half (53). The Monarchs' 95 points was a WNBA playoffs record, too.
Game 2 in the best-of-five series is Friday at the Palace.