Swin Cash scored 22 points and her three-point play with 14 seconds left helped the Detroit Shock win its fourth straight, 72-68, over the visiting Indiana Fever last night.
The defending WNBA champion lost key reserve Barb Farris to a dislocated left shoulder in the second half, but were still able to come from behind for the fourth game in a row.
Ruth Riley had a regular season career high with 26 points.
Cash tied the game at 63 on a three-pointer with 1 minute 44 seconds to go and, after a shot-clock violation, Riley gave the Shock its first lead with two free throws.
Riley fouled Tamika Catchings with 39 seconds to play, and she hit both shots to tie it. Cash missed at the other end, but Elaine Powell grabbed the offensive rebound and got the ball back to Detroit's captain. Cash made a layup as she was fouled by Kelly Schumacher.
Indiana called a timeout it did not have on the ensuing inbounds play. Deanna Nolan missed the free throw, but the Shock also got the ball and put the game away from the foul line.
"We wish we were playing games like we did last year, when we were beating teams by 15 points, but that's not going to be easy," Cash said. "We're the defending champs, and everyone is bringing their 'A' game against us."
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Houston, which won its third straight and second over San Antonio in three days, placed four players in double figures. Tina Thompson led the way with 15 points.
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