Rookie Lindsay Whalen had 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting and the visiting Connecticut Sun moved into a tie for first place in the Eastern Conference with a 77-66 victory over the New York Liberty last night.

The Sun (15-15) is tied with Charlotte for the top spot. Indiana, which was tied for first, lost to San Antonio and dropped into a tie for third place with New York.

Becky Hammon scored 17 points, and Crystal Robinson added 16 points and surpassed 2,000 career points as the Liberty fell to 14-15 and out of a tie for the conference lead.

New York, which trailed 42-31 at the break, used five straight points by Hammon to close within 50-49 with just less than 15 minutes left. With the Liberty trailing 56-53, Robinson was called for a flagrant foul on Whalen.

* LYNX 64, STORM 61: Teresa Edwards scored 18 points and Minnesota snapped a two-game losing streak with a victory over visiting Seattle.

Helen Darling added a career-high 10 assists for the Lynx, which moved into sole possession of third place in the Western Conference, one game behind Seattle.

Nicole Ohlde scored 16 points, Svetlana Abrosimova added 11 and Tamika Williams finished with 10 for Minnesota.

* SILVER STARS 82, FEVER 65: LaToya Thomas scored all 21 of her points in the second half, helping San Antonio win on the road.

Five Silver Stars finished in double figures and the team shot 59 percent from the field, the best shooting performance in the league this season.