AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 25 (Ticker) -- After hurting their playoff chances with a frustrating loss, the Detroit Shock got a bit defensive.

The Shock set a franchise record for fewest points allowed in a 55-40 victory over the postseason-bound Indiana Fever, who had a four-game winning streak snapped.

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Cheryl Ford scored 14 points and Ruth Riley added 12 for the Shock (16-17), who were coming off a loss to league-worst Charlotte that allowed Washington to pull into a tie for the fourth and final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference.

Detroit bounced back by shutting down Indiana (20-13), which is assured of finishing second in the East. The Shock trailed, 23-22, at halftime but took the lead for good at 36-35 on a free throw by Ford with 12:47 left.

That started a 14-2 Detroit run that opened up a 49-37 advantage. The spurt was capped by a Swin Cash basket with 5:15 to play.

The Shock held a 32-15 rebounding edge as they broke the club record for fewest points allowed of 41set Aug. 11, 1998 vs. Sacramento.

Detroit holds the tiebreaker over Washington (15-17), which still can claim the final spot by winning its last two games, Friday at Connecticut and Saturday vs. Detroit.

Tamika Catchings scored 13 points for the Fever, whose previous season low was 45 in a loss at Minnesota on July 19.