Cheryl Ford had 14 points and 16 rebounds and the Detroit Shock remained undefeated with a 75-72 victory over the Connecticut Sun last night in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Ford also made an impact on defense down the stretch as the defending WNBA champions moved to 7-0, the best start in franchise history.
With the score tied at 68, Ford blocked Lindsey Whalen's shot, leading to Plenette Pierson's 3-point play at the other end with 52.2 seconds left.
Nykesha Sales made it 71-70, giving her 12 points in the fourth quarter, but Ford put back her own miss to give Detroit a 3-point lead with 19.3 seconds to go.
Sales led the Sun with 18 points, while Whalen had 16.
Sky 73, Liberty 66 -- Candice Dupree had 24 points and 13 rebounds to lead host Chicago over New York.
Stacey Dales had 11 points for Chicago (5-5), which matched its win total from a year ago when the expansion franchise finished 5-29. Armintie Price had 10 rebounds and six assists, and Dominique Canty added 10 points for the Sky, who won for the fourth time in six games.
Storm 84, Comets 71 -- Lauren Jackson scored 21 of her 30 points in the second half when host Seattle broke open a close game and defeated winless Houston.
Sparks 89, Mystics 80 -- Christi Thomas scored a career-high 25 points and Los Angeles nearly blew a 13-point lead in the second half before holding on for a victory in Washington.
Mercury 89, Fever 78 -- Cappie Pondexter scored 22 points and Diana Taurasi added 21 to lead visiting Phoenix over Indiana, snapping the Fever's four-game winning streak.