Shock 74, Sun 73
-- Cheryl Ford made a layup with 1.8 seconds left to give the Detroit Shock a 74-73 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak.
Swin Cash paced the defending WNBA champion with 20 points and Deanna Nolan had 10 of her 19 in a three-minute stretch as the Shock (2-3) rallied from 15 points down to end Connecticut's three-game winning streak.
Connecticut (3-3) is winless against Detroit in its last seven meetings, including last year's Eastern Conference playoffs. Taj McWilliams-Franklin led the Sun with 17 points and Wendy Palmer added 15.
The Sun opened a 15-point lead with 17 minutes 34 seconds left, but Ford (14 points, 12 rebounds) and her teammates began to take control inside.
Detroit outrebounded the Sun 23-11 in the second half and scored 15 points on second-chance baskets. Nolan also turned up the intensity with her outside game, hitting four pull-up jumpers with under six minutes to play. Her jumper with four minutes left gave the Shock a 64-63 lead, its first since 18:18 in the first half.
The Sun's Nykesha Sales (14 points) hit a leaner with 1:12 left and rookie Lindsay Whalen (14) added two free throws with 52 seconds left for a 73-70 lead.
Ford countered with an inside basket to pull Detroit within one and the Sun turned it over under its basket on the next possession. Nolan missed a jumper but teammate Elaine Powell rebounded and found Ford in traffic on the baseline for the game-winner.