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Sun rise above Shock in game one

Sun rise above Shock in game one

Nykesha Sales scored a game-high 19 points and the Connecticut Sun defeated the Detroit Shock 73-62 to take game one of their playoff matchup on Wednesday night.

The Sun won this game as 1.5-point favorites on the road and easily covered the spread. The combined score of 135 fell just UNDER the posted total (136).

Taj McWilliams-Franklin added 14 points and nine rebounds in the win, while Katie Douglas chipped in with 13 points and eight boards.

Deanna Nolan led the Shock with 14 points and five assists.