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Connecticut works OT for win

June 26, 2004

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— Nykesha Sales scored 22 points and matched a career high with 10 rebounds to lead the Connecticut Sun to a 71-67 overtime win over the Detroit Shock on Friday night.

Sales hit two free throws with 13.6 seconds left to send the game into overtime tied at 61. Her fallaway jumper 15 seconds into the final period kicked off an 8-0 run, and the Sun held the Shock for their first win in the last eight meetings over the defending WNBA champs.

Sales picked up her fifth foul with 5:57 left in regulation, but remained on the floor until the final buzzer. She was anything but tentative, grabbing three steals and three defensive rebounds in overtime.

Swin Cash led Detroit with 22 points and eight rebounds.

Monarchs 61, Comets 55

Sacramento, Calif. -- Yolanda Griffith had 22 points and 11 rebounds, helping Sacramento defeat Houston. Griffith made nine of 11 shots.

Fever 71, Sparks 67

Indianapolis -- Tamika Catchings scored 24 points, and Indiana used late free throws to defeat Los Angeles despite going without a field goal for the final six minutes.

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