Sunday's WNBA Capsules
Monday, June 27, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) — Jia Perkins scored 25 points, rookie Danielle Adams added 19 and the surging San Antonio Silver Stars beat the Atlanta Dream 92-86 on Sunday.
With a WNBA-best 6-1 record, San Antonio is off to the best start in its 15-year history.
Coco Miller finished with 19 points and Angel McCoughtry had 15 for the Dream (2-7), who led by seven with 5:02 remaining.
Becky Hammon drew a foul from Courtney Paris and hit a pair of three throws to give the Silver Stars an 81-79 lead with 1:53 left in the game. Hammon finished with 17 points and six assists.
Fever 78, Lynx 75
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Katie Douglas scored 22 points for Indiana, including the go-ahead basket with just over a minute to play.
Tamika Catchings added 17 for the Fever (6-3), while Maya Moore led Minnesota with 21 points.
The Lynx (5-3) held a six-point lead in the fourth quarter, but Douglas and Catchings hit 3s on back-to-back possessions to tie it at 67 with 5:37 left.
The teams traded baskets until Douglas hit a running jump shot from the free-throw line to put Indiana on top 75-73 with 1:06 to go. She also hit one of two free throws to build the Fever lead to three with 20 seconds left.
Liberty 77, Sparks 67
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Cappie Pondexter scored 22 points to lead New York to the victory.
Essence Carson had 18 points and Plenette Pierson added 16 as the Liberty (4-4) picked up their first win at Prudential Center, their home for the next three seasons while Madison Square Garden undergoes renovations during the summers. New York had lost its first two at home earlier this month.
Candace Parker scored 16 points and Tina Thompson had 14 for Los Angeles (4-3). Parker appeared to injure her right knee with about 6 minutes to go in the third quarter. After staying down on the court while holding her knee for a few minutes, she limped off the court and went to the locker room. She did not return.
Mystics 83, Shock 63
WASHINGTON (AP) — Crystal Langhorne scored 23 points, Nicky Anosike added 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Washington snapped a four-game losing streak.
Matee Ajavon had 21 points and four steals for the Mystics (2-5), who got their first home win this season and avenged an 18-point loss at Tulsa eight days ago.
Liz Cambage scored 15 points and Sheryl Swoopes finished with 11 for the Shock (1-8). Tulsa has lost three straight overall and 14 consecutive road games dating to last season.
The Mystics opened the game with nine straight points and never trailed.