WNBA Looking Into Detroit Melee

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wednesday July 23, 2008
Detroit, MI--The WNBA is watching replays of the skirmish involving the
Detroit Shock, Los Angeles Sparks and former Pistons Bad Boy Rick
Mahorn.

"The WNBA is reviewing the incident in its entirety," WNBA
spokesman Ron Howard said Wednesday. The melee at The Palace of Auburn Hills -- also the site of the infamous brawl between the Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers and fans in 2004 -- broke out Tuesday night with 4.6 seconds left in a game won by the Sparks.

Detroit's Plenette Pierson and assistant coach Mahorn were
ejected, along with Los Angeles players Candace Parker and DeLisha Milton-Jones Parker and Pierson got tangled up and fell to the court. Deanna Nolan tackled Parker and Mahorn appeared to push LA star Lisa
Leslie to the court. DeLisha Milton-Jones responded by punching
Mahorn in the back.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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