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Detroit 74, Indiana 63

August 8, 2000

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Astou Ndiaye-Diatta and Wendy Palmer scored 18 points each as the Detroit Shock rallied Monday night to a 74-63 victory over the Indiana Fever.

Detroit’s win, coupled with Washington’s loss at Orlando, kept the Shock’s playoff hopes alive. The teams are tied for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Ndiaye-Diatta grabbed eight rebounds, while Palmer hit 6-of-10 field goals and was 5-of-7 from the line. Claudia Maria das Neves added 12 points for Detroit (13-18), which snapped a four-game losing streak.

Kara Wolters scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Indiana (8-23). Rita Williams also scored 14 points.

Detroit trailed 31-22 at halftime, but opened the second half with a 20-4 run that gave the Shock a 42-35 lead with 13:13 left.

Indiana cut it to 58-54 with 4:25 remaining, but Olympia Scott-Richardson hit a three-pointer. Palmer made three free throws and Ndiaye-Diatta made a layup for a 66-54 lead.

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