The Detroit Shock won the deciding game of the WNBA Finals this afternoon, coming from behind to knock off the Sacramento Monarchs, who had won the previous title. Joe Louis Arena was filled to capacity (the Palace of Auburn Hills was booked with a Mariah Carey concert) with more than 19,000 fans as the Shock won their second WNBA title in four years. The Shock trailed the series 2-1, but were able to strike back with an emphatic game four win to send the best-of-five series into one final, winner-take-all, matchup. The Monarchs came out early, but the Shock hung around, trailing Sacramento by eight points at halftime. However, the Shock came out with a run in the second half and never looked back, although the game went to the wire (the first four games, ironically enough, were all blowouts) before all was said and done. Deanna Nolan was named the Finals MVP after scoring 24 points to lead the Shock to victory in game five. Shock guard Katie Smith was also finally able to add a ring to her already impressive resume (she is the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer).
So, we at Detroit Sports Unleashed tip our caps to the ladies representing the D.