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No Shocker: Phoenix beats Detroit, 66-60

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Jennifer Gillom had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 66-60 victory over the Detroit Shock on Saturday.

Clarissa Davis-Wrightsil, who returned after injuring her knee in the first half, added 14 points for Phoenix, while Marlies Askamp had 11.Reserve rookie Dominique Canty led Detroit (4-4) with 16 points, while Sandy Brondello had 13 and Carla Porter 11.

Detroit played without guard Jen Azzi, who missed her second straight game with strained left quadriceps.

Phoenix (3-4) led 37-32 at halftime, then started the second with a 6-0 run, holding the Shock scoreless for nearly five minutes.

Detroit got within 47-43 during a stretch in which the Mercury missed 16 of 17 shots but couldn't generate enough offense of its own.

Maria Stepanova's three-point play with 7:31 gave the Mercury a little breathing room, but their offense remained frozen.

Canty's three-point play got Detroit within 52-48 before Gillom, Michele Timms and Lisa Harrison each made two free throws to seal the victory.

ROCKERS 76, MYSTICS 65: At Cleveland, Merlakia Jones scored 16 points and Chasity Melvin added 14 as the Cleveland Rockers got their first victory of the season.

Cleveland, trailing 19-17 with 12:21 to play in the first half, went on an 18-4 run to take a 35-23 lead with 6:38 to go. Jones, who also had seven rebounds, had six points in the run for Cleveland (1-7).

Nikki McCray had 25 points for Washington (1-7), while Chamique Holdsclaw had 17 points and 10 rebounds.

SPARKS 76, MONARCHS 73: DeLisha Milton had 20 points and nine rebounds for Los Angeles, which had lost four of five.

Lisa Leslie and Ukari Figgs combined to score the last seven points for Los Angeles (4-4). Figgs, who made two free throws over the final 23 seconds to seal the victory, had 15 points. Mwadi Mabika also had 15 points, while Leslie finished with nine points and seven rebounds.

Center Yolanda Griffith had 25 points and 15 rebounds for Sacramento (5-3).