AUBURN HILLS, MI –
Shavonte Zellous scored 23 points and Deanna Nolan added 22 as the Detroit Shock easily cruised to a 72-56 victory over the Indiana Fever on Wednesday night in Game 1
of the Eastern Conference finals.
The Shock, seeking their fourth straight trip to the WNBA finals, have knocked out the Fever in each of the last three post-seasons. Game 2 is Friday night at Indiana.
Katie Douglas led Indiana with 16 points.
The Shock scored the first six points of the third quarter to take their first lead, and expanded the margin to 52-43 going into the fourth.
The Fever cut the margin to four, but Nolan scored the next six points and Zellous added a three-point play to put Detroit ahead 63-50 with 5:09 to play.