HOUSTON, Aug. 2 (Ticker) -- Deanna Nolan nearly led the Detroit Shock to a second straight impressive comeback victory before coming up short when it mattered most.

Nolan scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds but missed a wide open three-footer in the lane in the final seconds as the Shock dropped a 62-61 decision to the Houston Comets.

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Detroit, which rallied from a 17-point deficit over the final 15 minutes Sunday to post a 66-63 victory over Phoenix, nearly completed an identical rally in this one.

The Shock (11-12) trailed 42-30 at halftime, but used a 22-2 run in the early portions of the second half to take a 52-46 lead with just over 10 minutes remaining.

After the teams traded multiple leads in the final minutes, Detroit had the ball trailing, 62-61, with two seconds left with a chance for the win. The Shock ran a play for Nolan, who curled around a pick into the lane and missed an unguarded short jumper. She got the rebound, but had the ball knocked away as time expired.

Nolan made 9-of-15 shots, but missed her final three attempts. Cheryl Ford finished with 12 points and newcomer Katie Smith added seven and three assists for Detroit.

Sheryl Swoopes paced the Comets (14-11) with 17 points and five rebounds. Michelle Snow added 15 points and Dawn Staley scored five off the bench in her first game with Houston, which snapped a three-game home losing streak.