Nykesha Sales hit a buzzer-beating jump shot to complete a comeback that gave the streaking Connecticut Sun a 79-77 overtime victory over the Indiana Fever last night in Uncasville, Conn.
Indiana was in front 77-74 when Sales connected on a three-pointer with 36 seconds remaining in overtime. The decisive basket at the buzzer gave Sales 21 points and Connecticut its sixth straight win.
Taj McWilliams-Franklin added 20 points for Connecticut.
Tamika Catchings had 24 points for Indiana, and Natalie Williams had 16 points and 15 rebounds.
* SHOCK 82, COMETS 63: Swin Cash scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help Detroit, at home, end a four-game losing streak.
Cash also had eight assists and six steals as Detroit beat Houston for the first time in 10 attempts. Ruth Riley and Cheryl Ford added 16 points apiece.
* LIBERTY 73, MONARCHS 66: Becky Hammon scored a season-high 26 points -- including four in the final 31 seconds -- to lead host New York in Pat Coyle's debut as interim head coach of Liberty. Vickie Johnson added 15 points for New York, which closed the game with a 23-7 run.
Cooper Leaves for NBA
Michael Cooper, who coached the Los Angeles Sparks to two WNBA titles, is leaving to become an assistant coach with the NBA's Denver Nuggets.
Nuggets spokesman Eric Sebastian confirmed that Cooper, a former standout player and assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers, will fill one of two vacancies on the coaching staff. T.R. Dunn left to join the Sacramento Kings, and John MacLeod resigned.
Cooper will coach the Sparks in their three games this week before assistants Karleen Thompson and Ryan Weisenberg take over.