Scott Gomez


Shock tops Silver Stars for 3rd title in six years


The Detroit Shock won its third WNBA title in six seasons yesterday, beating the visiting San Antonio Silver Stars, 76-60, in Game 3. Detroit swept the league's best regular-season team, winning the clincher at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center, a 9,000-plus-seat venue forced upon them because of a scheduling conflict. Katie Smith, who scored a team-high 18 points and hit a key three-pointer during a decisive fourth-quarter run, was named the Finals' Most Valuable Player. Leading 49-45 after three quarters, the Shock went on a 13-2 run, capped by Smith's high-arching three-pointer that made it 62-47. She...