2005 Detroit Shock season

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2005 Detroit Shock season
Coach Bill Laimbeer
Arena The Palace of Auburn Hills
Attendance 9,374 per game
Results
Record 16–18 (.471)
Place 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Lost First Round (2-0) to Connecticut Sun

The 2005 WNBA season was the 8th for the Detroit Shock. Although they played mediocre basketball, the Shock barely made the playoffs, as they eventually made a quick exit from the playoffs, losing in a sweep by the Connecticut Sun.

Offseason[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality School/Club Team
1 7 Kara Braxton (F)  United States Georgia
1 13 Dionnah Jackson (F)  United States Oklahoma
2 20 Nikita Bell (F/G)  United States North Carolina
3 33 Jenni Lingor (G)  United States Southwest Missouri State

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Connecticut Sun x 26 8 .765 14–3 12–5 13–7
Indiana Fever x 21 13 .618 5.0 14–3 7–10 14–6
New York Liberty x 18 16 .529 8.0 10–7 8–9 9–11
Detroit Shock x 16 18 .471 10.0 12–5 4–13 11–9
Washington Mystics o 16 18 .471 10.0 10–7 6–11 9–11
Charlotte Sting o 6 28 .176 20.0 5–12 1–16 4–16

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 21 Connecticut 78-67 Win 1-0
May 22 @ New York 78-71 Win 2-0
May 24 San Antonio 74-65 Win 3-0
June 3 New York 68-66 (OT) Win 4-0
June 8 Seattle 61-76 Loss 4-1
June 10 Charlotte 69-55 Win 5-1
June 12 @ New York 69-72 Loss 5-2
June 15 @ Indiana 79-84 (OT) Loss 5-3
June 18 @ Connecticut 63-73 Loss 5-4
June 24 Washington 55-69 Loss 5-5
June 26 Los Angeles 79-73 Win 6-5
July 1 Sacramento 63-80 Loss 6-6
July 5 Houston 66-75 Loss 6-7
July 7 @ Washington 76-62 Win 7-7
July 13 @ Minnesota 61-71 Loss 7-8
July 15 @ Indiana 57-62 Loss 7-9
July 17 Indiana 58-59 Loss 7-10
July 20 Connecticut 66-57 Win 8-10
July 23 @ Seattle 71-74 Loss 8-11
July 24 @ Sacramento 51-91 Loss 8-12
July 30 @ Connecticut 75-66 Win 9-12
July 31 Phoenix 66-63 Win 10-12
August 2 @ Houston 61-62 Loss 10-13
August 6 @ Charlotte 73-82 (2OT) Loss 10-14
August 7 New York 72-67 Win 11-14
August 9 Charlotte 71-64 Win 12-14
August 11 Minnesota 72-66 (OT) Win 13-14
August 13 @ San Antonio 60-59 Win 14-14
August 16 @ Phoenix 51-58 Loss 14-15
August 19 @ Los Angeles 67-74 Loss 14-16
August 21 Washington 66-52 Win 15-16
August 23 @ Charlotte 49-56 Loss 15-17
August 25 Indiana 55-40 Win 16-17
August 27 @ Washington 67-76 Loss 16-18

Playoffs[edit]

Game Date Opponent Score Result Record
Eastern Conference Semifinals
1 August 31 Connecticut 62-73 Loss 0-1
2 September 2 @ Connecticut 67-75 Loss 0-2

Player stats[edit]

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
Deanna Nolan 33 156 121 55 14 524
Cheryl Ford 33 322 26 33 46 313
Ruth Riley 33 156 39 23 46 251
Kara Braxton 33 100 14 18 13 227
Plenette Pierson 23 62 21 14 6 178
Elaine Powell 29 80 77 29 4 163
Chandi Jones 21 31 23 13 2 125
Katie Smith 13 28 26 5 3 124
Swin Cash 21 88 43 12 6 119
Barbara Farris 34 84 19 8 1 83
Ayana Walker 12 47 13 6 10 59
Sheila Lambert 12 17 21 8 1 33
Andrea Stinson 18 12 13 3 0 22
Niele Ivey 12 12 10 6 0 14
Stacey Thomas 17 20 8 8 3 12

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Awards and honors[edit]

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