Friday, September 18, 2009

Shock Advance To Conference Finals

The Shock defeated the Atlanta Dream tonight to advance to the WNBA's Eastern Conference Finals for the fourth straight season. Their opponent is to be determined, and Game 1 will be played at the home site of the lower seed on Sept. 23.

Guard Deanna Nolan returned after suffering a concussion towards the end of Game 1. It's also possible Detroit will get small forward Katie Smith back from injury in time for the second round of postseason play.

The Shock schedule for the Eastern Conference Finals is as follows (all times are Eastern):

Eastern Conference Finals Schedule
Game Date Time TV
Game 1 Wednesday, Sept. 23 8:00PM ESPN2
Game 2 Friday, Sept. 25 TBD NBATV
Game 3* Sunday, Sept. 26 TBD NBATV
*if necessary

Steve St-Pierre
Sports Writer
In Play! Magazine