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Washington edges Indiana in double overtime

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Rookie Temeka Johnson had 21 points and seven assists to lead the Washington Mystics to an 88-78 double-overtime win over the Indiana Fever Saturday night in Washington.

Charlotte Smith-Taylor, who missed two free throws with 3.7 seconds left in regulation, opened the second overtime by hitting consecutive 3-pointers and Johnson added a 15-foot jumper to give the Mystics an 81-73 lead with 1:17 remaining.

Tamika Catchings led the Fever with 20 points and 15 rebounds. Rookie Tan White added 17 points.

Alana Beard had 18 points, including four 3-pointers, for the Mystics. DeLisha Milton-Jones scored 17 points and Chasity Melvin added 14.

Liberty 65, Mercury 54: At New York, Ann Wauters had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Vickie Johnson added 14 points to lead New York to a victory over Phoenix .

Johnson became the seventh player in WNBA history to reach 3,000 points for her career. She topped the mark with a driving layup with 1:49 remaining, giving her 3,001.

Kamila Vodichkova scored 14 points, Diana Taurasi had 13 and Penny Taylor 11 for Phoenix.

Sun 73, Shock 63: At Uncasville, Conn., Nykesha Sales had 17 points and Connecticut avenged its only loss with a win over Detroit. The Sun remain unbeaten at home.

Taj McWilliams-Franklin added 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Sun ran their win streak to a franchise-best seven games.

Reserve Chandi Jones, the only Detroit player in double figures, had nine of her 11 points in the second half.

Comets 75, Silver Stars 69: At San Antonio, Sheryl Swoopes scored 13 of her game-high 21 points in the second half, rallying Houston to a win over San Antonio.

Tari Phillips scored 17 points for the Comets, and Michelle Snow added 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting before fouling out late in the game.

Wendy Palmer-Daniel led the San Antonio with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Marie Ferdinand scored 15 points, including 13 in the first half, and rookie Katie Feenstra had a team-high 12 rebounds.

Sparks 69, Lynx 56: At Los Angeles, Chamique Holdsclaw and Lisa Leslie each scored 17 points to lead Los Angeles to a victory over Minnesota.

Leslie added seven blocks for the Sparks, who won their third straight game.

Nicole Ohlde scored 10 points for the Lynx, who shot a season-low 31.6 percent.

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