Detroit 86, Minnesota 77 (OT)
Shock Clinch Home-Court Advantage
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 23 (Ticker) -- The Detroit Shock are on the brink of completing a worst-to-first season.
Kedra Holland-Corn scored five of her 19 points in overtime as the Shock rallied past the Minnesota Lynx, 86-77, to clinch home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.
Holland made 1-of-2 free throws with 1:37 remaining to put the Shock in front for good, 78-77. She added two foul shots 35 seconds later as Detroit went 7-of-8 from the line in the extra period. The Shock also made 4-of-5 shots from the field while holding Minnesota to 2-of-10.
Ruth Riley added 16 points and Swin Cash and Cheryl Ford chipped in 15 apiece for Detroit.
Katie Smith paced the Lynx with 19 points, including a layup with 26.4 seconds left in regulation that forged a 71-71 tie. But she missed a potential winning jumper with 1.9 seconds left.
Svetlana Abrosimova contributed 17 points and Sheri Sam added 14 off the bench for Minnesota, which will face the WNBA champion Sparks in the first round of the playoffs.