Deanna Nolan scored 27 of her franchise-record 34 points after halftime to lead the unbeaten Detroit Shock to a 68-66 overtime victory over the New York Liberty on Friday night in Auburn Hills, Mich.
The Shock, coming off a nine-day layoff after playing their first three games in a four-day span, beat the Liberty for the second time this season.
Nolan, who had Detroit’s first triple-double on May 21, broke Sandy Brondello’s 6-year-old team record of 33 points.
Crystal Robinson led the Liberty with 13 points.
Mystics 74, Lynx 71: At Washington, Chasity Melvin scored 17 points to lead the Mystics past Minnesota.
The Mystics used a balanced attack that featured four players in double figures. Reserve DeLisha Milton-Jones had 16 points, Alana Beard had 14 in her first game back since injuring her right ankle and Temeka Johnson added 12. Katie Smith scored 20 to top the Lynx.
Local journalism is essential.
Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.
Subscribe to the sports newsletter
Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.