Houston 66, Phoenix 51
Comets Win Game, Lose Cooper to Injury
The Comets, who had dropped two in a row for the first time since last July, took a 39-28 lead into the locker room before turning the contest into a rout.
Thompson had a pair of jumpers during a 9-3 spurt that built Houston's advantage to 48-31 with 13:51 left.
The Comets avoided their first losing streak since the WNBA's inception in 1997, despite losing 40-year-old guard and former Mercury coach Cynthia Cooper, who prior to the game was placed on injured reserve with a torn rotator cuff in her right shoulder.
Despite rolling her ankle in Monday's practice, Houston's SherylSwoopes collected 11 points and 10 assists for her first double-double of the season.
Phoenix, which suffered its second straight double-digit defeat, shot just 35 percent (21-of-60) and did not place a player in double figures.