New York Los Angeles sent a message to the WNBA. Lisa Leslie had 25 points and eight rebounds as the two-time defending champion Sparks beat the Liberty, 67-60, Saturday, tying their record with nine straight wins to open the season.
Lynx 77, Storm 72
Seattle -- Katie Smith scored 32 points and tied WNBA records with five three-pointers in a half and seven overall.
Rockers 84, Sun 56
Cleveland -- Penny Taylor and Deanna Jackson each scored 18 points.
Shock 93, Mystics 56
Washington -- Swin Cash scored nine of her 19 points during a 25-3 second-half run.
Silver Stars 62, Sting 52
San Antonio -- Marie Ferdinand scored 15 points to help San Antonio snap a two-game losing streak.
Mercury 76, Comets 61
Phoenix -- Tamicha Jackson had a season-high 18 points and eight assists for Phoenix.
Fever 79, Monarchs 67
Sacramento, Calif. -- Natalie Williams scored a season-high 24 points and had 11 rebounds for Indiana.