Allison Feaster responded to a challenge from Charlotte Sting coach Trudi Lacey.
Feaster converted two free throws in the final seconds and finished with 23 points as the host Sting moved into a tie for first place in the Eastern Conference with a 74-69 victory over the Sacramento Monarchs last night.
"I had to talk to Allison a few days ago about expanding her game and getting to the free throw line," Lacey said. "She has really stepped it up." Tammy Sutton-Brown scored 17 points and Tynesha Lewis added 13 for the Sting.
Sparks 81, Shock 63 -- Lisa Leslie recorded the third triple-double in WNBA history, finishing with 29 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 blocks in Los Angeles's victory over visiting Detroit.
Nikki Teasley added a career-high 25 points for the Sparks, who won for the eighth time in nine games and extended their lead over second-place Seattle in the Western Conference to 3 1/2 games.
Mystics 71, Liberty 59 -- Rookie Alana Beard had 26 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists to lead host Washington over New York.
Silver Stars 77, Comets 72 -- LaToya Thomas scored a career-high 26 points and host San Antonio snapped a nine-game losing streak with a win over Houston.