Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Storm Would Have Home-Court vs. Detroit

One last item to wrap up the WNBA Playoff picture. I and others reported that Detroit would have home-court advantage in the WNBA Finals in a potential matchup with the Storm. Both teams went 22-12, but I was going off the Shock's superior record within conference.

However, the league has pointed out that's the wrong tiebreaker. In fact, it is record against the opposite conference that decides inter-conference ties. The Storm was 9-5 against the East, while Detroit was just 6-8 against the West. So the Storm wins the tie and potential home-court advantage. The Storm had a better record than any other team in the East, so should the team advance to the WNBA Finals, Games 1, 2 and 5 will be at KeyArena.

My apologies for the error and, for the record, we'll all be thrilled if this comes into play.

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