Sun 69, Silver Stars 55
-- Nykesha Sales made up for a recent low with a season-high 26 points to lead the Connecticut Sun to a 69-55 win over the San Antonio Silver Stars on Saturday.
Sales made 10 of 15 shots, including four three-pointers. She was held to a season-low four points Thursday in a loss to the Minnesota Lynx.
Katie Douglas broke out of her recent slump with 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including 4 for 4 from three-point range.
Taj McWilliams-Franklin added 13 points and eight rebounds.
Shannon Johnson led San Antonio with 15 points, 6 assists and 5 steals. Jessie Hicks added 10 points for the Silver Stars, losers of eight of their past 10 games.
In the first half, the Sun outscored the Silver Stars 21-8 over the final 10 minutes 2 seconds to take a 39-25 halftime lead.
San Antonio started the second half with an 18-8 run to cut the lead to 47-43, but the Sun held the Silver Stars to five points in the final 7:05.
Connecticut's Asjha Jones had a career-high seven assists to go along with nine rebounds, and Lindsay Whalen had a career-high seven rebounds to go with seven assists.
Connecticut spoiled the homecoming of former teammate Johnson, who returned to Mohegan Sun Arena for the first time since being traded to San Antonio in January.
"We played with a great effort today," Sun Coach Mike Thibault said. "I thought we played with a lot of passion. But you have to play with a brain and passion to win a championship."