Thursday, September 07, 2006

Game Five Needed. When the BasketCases stay up well past their bedtime on a school night, they'd really like to have something good to show for it. Unfortunately, the Monarchs couldn't deliver, and lost to were blown out by the Shock, 72-52, at Arco no less, in front of more than 14,000 thousand very disappointed fans. (At least it was three hours earlier in California, so the fans got a good night's sleep!) The fifth and decisive game of the WNBA Championship series will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 3:30 P.M. (ESPN 2).

However, while the game will be played back in Detroit, it won't be on the Shock's home court at the Palace of Auburn Hills, which was already booked for a concert, but at the Joe Louis Arena instead. Loyal blog readers, did you think that arenas held their dates open for women's sports, even a potential championship game? Do we need to show you a bridge in Brooklyn? Recall that earlier in the playoffs, the Sparks were bounced out of the Staples Center in L.A. to the Arrowhead Pond in Annaheim, also because of a prior booking. (The American Idol tour!! Now, that is important!) WNBA President Donna Orender claims the league is going to remove the "wiggle room" that allows the arenas to do this. Maybe the BasketCases need to show Donna that bridge in Brooklyn!

Photo Credit: Hickok Sports


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