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Cash, Shock edge Mystics

July 29, 2004

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— Swin Cash had 20 points, six rebounds and five assists as the Detroit Shock spoiled Chamique Holdsclaw's return to the lineup with a 73-65 victory over the Washington Mystics on Wednesday.

Alana Beard led the Mystics with 20 points. Holdsclaw, the WNBA's second-leading scorer, missed five days for personal and medical reasons. She looked rusty, going 3-of-13 from the field for 12 points.

Deanna Nolan had 13 points, and Barbara Farris added 11 for the Shock, who ended a five-game road losing streak. Detroit (12-13) hadn't won a road game since beating Charlotte on June 23.

Sting 63, Fever 53

Indianapolis -- Rookie reserve Nicole Powell scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Charlotte past Indiana. Allison Feaster and Tammy Sutton-Brown also had 14 points for the Sting (12-11) as Indiana lost its fifth consecutive game. Sutton-Brown also contributed six blocked shots.

Lynx 66, Silver Stars 53

Minneapolis -- Tamika Williams scored 13 points to lead a balanced attack, and Minnesota defeated San Antonio. Both teams were without their Olympians -- Minnesota's Katie Smith and San Antonio's Shannon Johnson each sat out because of knee injuries.

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