Friday's WNBA Capsules
Saturday, June 25, 2011
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jia Perkins scored 31 points and Becky Hammon had 22 points and nine assists to help the San Antonio Silver Stars rally for a 90-80 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night.
A bat flew to the court in the fourth quarter, sending Perkins and teammates off the floor — and leading fans to chant “Manu” in reference to Spurs guard Manu Ginobili catching a bat during a 2009 game at the AT&T Center.
This time, a referee provided the heroics, carrying the bat off, covered with two towels.
Hammon sent the game into overtime when she hit a 3-pointer with 33.4 seconds left in regulation for the Silver Stars (5-1), who held the Sparks scoreless the final 1:46 of the fourth quarter.
Candace Parker had 25 points and 13 rebounds while DeLisha Milton-Jones scored 15 to lead the Sparks (4-2). The Sparks, who had won three straight, were playing the first of seven straight road games.
Sophia Young scored 12 points and Ruth Riley had 11 for the Silver Stars. The Silver Stars lost their first game of the season Tuesday night.
Storm 65, Lynx 55
SEATTLE (AP) — Camille Little scored 16 points to lead four players in double figures and Seattle beat Minnesota despite playing without three-time WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson.
Jackson will be out of the lineup for at least three weeks with a hip injury.
Swin Cash added 13 points and Tanisha Wright and Le’coe Willingham had 11 each for Seattle (4-2).
Seimone Augustus scored 17 to lead Minnesota (5-2), which had its five-game winning streak end.
Amber Harris added 11 points and Lindsay Whalen 10. Rebekkah Brunson had two points and seven rebounds to end a league record-tying six-game double-double streak to start the season.
Mercury 92, Dream 83
ATLANTA (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 20 points, Candice Dupree added 19 and Phoenix won its third straight game with a victory over Atlanta.
Penny Taylor finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Mercury (3-3).
Phoenix held the Dream, who have lost three of four, without a field goal for eight minutes before Courtney Paris’ layup cut the lead to 74-59 with 9:16 remaining.
Angel McCoughtry scored 24 points for Atlanta (2-6).
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