Well, the WNBA playoffs have come to an end. Sadly, if you blinked, you probably missed it. The Detroit Shock overtook the San Antonio Silver Stars in just three games, thus completing the sweep.
Even without their star player, Cheryl Ford, they still were able to get the job done. Katie Smith, Deanna Nolan, Taj McWilliams-Franklin, and Alexis Hornbuckle all showed up to play and did what they had to do to pull off the hard game three win. Becky Hammon and her team fought harder and seemed to fight more in this game three (versus their other two games), but it still wasn't enough. They kept the game close until the final minutes, where Detroit proved to be the team who wanted it more.
As heartbroken as I was for the Shock to win, I have to give credit where it's due. The Shock fought harder, played with more heart, and proved they wanted it more. The final score? 76-60.
As a side note, former Tennessee player Alexis Hornbuckle is now the first player in the WNBA to win an NCAA Championship and a WNBA Championship in the same year. Katie Smith was the Finals MVP, but I'm sure all the fans already figured that.
Mike Householder has a great article full of stats and interviews.
In case you're wondering:
Game 1: DET: 77 SA: 69
Game 2: DET: 69 SA: 61
Game 3: DET: 76 SA: 60
I guess now we basketball fans can count down until NCAA season starts.