UNCASVILLE, Conn., July 30 (Ticker) -- This was not the "worst to first" that the Connecticut Sun were looking for.

The Sun scored a season-worst 19 points in the opening half en route to their first home loss of the season, a 75-66 setback to the Detroit Shock, who ended a four-game road slide.

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The Sun had won their first 10 games this season at Mohegan Sun Arena, matching their home win totals from each of their first two seasons in the Nutmeg State. They had won the first three of a four-game homestand to improve to a league-best 18-5.

But Connecticut made just 8-of-33 shots in the first half, digging itself a 30-19 hole. Nykesha Sales, Lindsay Whalen and Katie Douglas - the team's top perimeter players - were a combined 2-of-18.

The Shock pushed their lead to 61-45 with 7:45 remaining on a jumper by Deanna Nolan, who scored 19 points. The Sun put together a 17-4 charge to close to 65-62 on two free throws by Margo Dydek with 2:23 to go.

However, Plenette Pierson and Cheryl Ford had three-point plays around two foul shots by Whalen to rebuild the lead to 71-64 with 1:40 left. It was at least a two-possession game thereafter.

Pierson scored 17 points off the bench, Elaine Powell added 14 and Ford 11 and 13 rebounds for the Shock, who shot 47.5 percent (29-of-61) and held a 40-32 advantage on the glass.

Dydek had 16 points and nine rebounds and Taj McWilliams-Franklin scored 15 points for the Sun, who shot a dismal 27 percent (16-of-59). The perimeter trio finished 5-of-30.