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The Fire burn up Detroit; Liberty rips Washington

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Fire 61, Shock 57

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Sophia Witherspoon scored 18 points and Vanessa Nygaard added 16 as the Portland Fire beat the slumping Detroit Shock 61-57 Monday night.

Portland (8-16) snapped a three-game losing streak and won on the road for the first time since July 11.

The Shock (10-13) have lost three straight since the All-Star break and dropped to fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

LIBERTY 78, MYSTICS 64: At Washington, Vickie Johnson scored a season-high 22 points to lead New York to its eighth victory in nine games.

Johnson was 7-for-12 from the field and put the clamps on the Mystics' All-Star forward Chamique Holdsclaw, who finished with 15 points on 7-for-15 shooting.

STING 82, FEVER 78 (OT): At Charlotte, N.C., Andrea Stinson scored 21 of her game-high 24 points in the second half and overtime as Charlotte rallied for its third victory in four games.

Charlotte tied a franchise record by connecting on nine 3-pointers, including Stinson's with 4.9 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime.

MERCURY 67, ROCKERS 57: At Phoenix, Brandy Reed scored 31 points as Phoenix beat Cleveland.

Tonya Edwards added 12 points for Phoenix, and the Mercury (15-9) held Cleveland to just four points in the final 4:08.