Saturday, June 7, 2008

It Happened Elsewhere!

Sun 78, Lynx 77. The Lynx (5-1) become the last team in the WNBA to lose a game with a one point road loss. Connecticut (6-1) lead 65-58 going into the fourth, then the Lynx go on a 13-2 run. Asjha Jones hits her last shot with 19.7 seconds left in the game to put the Sun into the lead, Seimone Augustus misses her last shot, Sun rebound, and that's that.

Liberty 81, Comets 73. In the third quarter, Tina Thompson scored her 5,000 career point (the only other member of the 5,000 point club is Lisa Leslie), but the Liberty pull away shooting 52 percent. Leilani Mitchell, substituting for Loree Moore, scores 18 points.

Silver Stars 63, Mystics 52. When you shoot just 33 percent from the field, it adds up to a loss. Becky Hammond, the newest member of the Russian Olympic team, scored more points in the fourth quarter than the entire Mystics team with six points.

Shock 84, Monarchs 70. The Shock (7-1) shot better than 52 percent, with Katie Smith scoring 30 points (including 7 three-pointers) and Deanna Nolan scoring 22. The Monarchs (2-4) suffer their first home loss.

Mercury 85, Sparks 79. The biggest upset of the day. The Sparks (4-2) sell out at home with over 13,000 fans in attendance at the home opener but fall apart in the fourth quarter. At one point, the Sparks led by 18 in the fourth quarter, Cappie Poindexter of the defending champion Mercury (2-4) scored nine of her 28 points in the fourth quarter and Diana Tauras scored 13 in the fourth. Candace Parker of the Sparks came within two assists of a triple double (19 points, 14 rebounds, 8 assists) but was held to just two points in the final quarter.

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