Detroit 88, New York 83
Shock Surge to Fifth Straight Win
AUBURN HILLS, Mich.,June 20 (Ticker) -- Swin Cash woke up in time to give the Detroit Shock their longest winning streak in four years.
Ruth Riley and Deanna Nolan each scored 18 points for the Shock, who rallied from a 13-point deficit over the final 11 minutes.
The Shock have their longest winning streak since a five-game run from July 12-23, 1999. They won a franchise-record six straight games during the 1998 season.
Crystal Robinson scored 22 points and Tamika Whitmore had 20 for the Liberty, who fell to 1-3 on the road this season.
But Detroit closed the game with a 13-2 run, with Cash and Riley each scoring four points.
New York took its last lead on a pair of free throws by Becky Hammon with 1:04 left to make it 83-81 with 64 seconds left. Riley tied the game on a jumper with 51 seconds left.
After Cash sank a pair of free throws, New York still had two more chances. But Hammon turned the ball over and Robinson missed a 3-pointer with four seconds left after Detroit's Elaine Powell hit 1-of-2 free throws.
Five players scored in double figures for the Shock. Kedra Holland-Corn had 14 points and Powell added 11.