Silver Stars down Dream for record ninth-straight win
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Jia Perkins scored 21 points and the San Antonio Silver Stars defeated the Atlanta Dream 91-70 Friday night for a franchise-record ninth straight victory.
San Antonio (13-5) also established the franchise's best start after 18 games.
Becky Hammon added 15 points for the Silver Stars. Sophia Young, Danielle Robinson and Shenice Johnson each had 12.
Sancho Lyttle led Atlanta (9-10) with 21 points. Tiffany Hayes and Armintie Price had 15 each.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Allison Hightower's layup with 8.9 seconds left in overtime helped lift Connecticut over Chicago.
The Sun (15-4) rallied from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to force a 66-66 tie at the end of regulation.
In an overtime with eight lead changes, Hightower's driving layup gave Connecticut the lead for good at 79-78 and Kara Lawson added a free throw two seconds later to help secure the win.
Tina Charles had a game-high 25 points and 13 rebounds, Mistie Mims had a career-high 19 and Renee Montgomery added 15 as the Sun entered the Olympic break with five straight wins.
Chicago (8-9) briefly had possession following Hightower's score until Sonja Petrovic was called for traveling with 5.2 seconds left.
Courtney Vandersloot scored a career-high 22 points for the Sky, who dropped their fourth straight. Sylvia Fowles had 20 points and 10 rebounds while Tamera Young and Shay Murphy had 14 and 13 points, respectively.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Katie Smith scored 14 of her game-high 19 points in the first quarter and Seattle beat Phoenix.
Camille Little added 15 and Shekinna Stricklen had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Storm (9-10), who beat the Mercury for the second time in six days.
DeWanna Bonner scored 18 points, Lynetta Kizer had 14 and Alexis Hornbuckle added 13 for Phoenix (4-15), which matched a franchise record with six third-quarter points, set twice previously and most recently in 2008.
The Mercury have lost six straight and eight of their past nine.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Crystal Langhorne scored 24 points to lead last-place Washington over New York.
Monique Currie added 16 points for the Mystics (4-14), who snapped a four-game losing streak and won for the second time in 11 games. Washington shot 43 percent (24 for 56) from the field and 68 percent (19 for 28) on free throws.
Cappie Pondexter scored 22 points for the Liberty (6-12), losers of three straight and seven of their last 10. New York shot 32 percent (22 for 68), including 1 for 15 from 3-point range and 8 of 9 at the free throw line.
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