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Game 14: Friday at the Delta Center

Cleveland 35 34 — 69Utah 33 40 — 73

First half: With focus and fan frenzy, Utah opened with a 7-0 spurt but was finally tied at 16, and Cleveland took the lead at 18-16. Adrienne Goodson's 11 points in the half as she regained her starting spot after seven games due to injury, kept Utah competitive. The Starzz out-boarded the Rockers 20-12.

Second half: Cleveland's Chasity Melvin had 10 points, six rebounds, but Utah's double-barreled attack from Natalie Williams and Jennifer Azzi with 10 points each led to 58.3 percent shooting by the Starzz. A 67-60 lead was cut to 67-65, but the Starzz made enough late free throws for the win.

Records: Starzz 6-8; Mystics 11-5

Next up: At Portland, 8 p.m. MDT Sunday

Game 14: Friday at Delta Center

(score by halves)

Cleveland 35 34—69

Utah 33 40—73

First half:

Second half:

Records: Starzz 6-8; Rockers 11-5.

Next up: At Portland, Sunday 8 p.m. MDT

Starzz 73, Rockers 69

FG FT Reb CLEV Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTSAndrade 23 1-3 1-2 0-1 4 1 3Brown 25 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 3 2Melvin 30 5-12 3-4 4-8 2 3 13Darling 21 2-5 4-4 1-3 2 3 9Jones 31 5-9 2-2 0-1 0 2 13Rizzolli 19 2-6 1-1 0-1 2 0 6Wauters 23 4-8 1-2 1-4 1 0 9Taylor 14 2-3 0-0 0-1 2 1 4Nemceva 11 4-7 1-2 0-2 0 2 10Johns 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0Binford 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0Totals 200 26-58 13-17 6-21 14 15 69 Percentages: FG .448, FT .765. 3-Point Goals: 4-9, .444. Team Rebounds: 21. Blocked Shots: 3. Turnovers: 7. Steals: 9.

FG FT Reb UTAH Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTSGoodson 34 6-12 2-3 1-4 4 3 14Williams 38 5-9 6-6 6-10 1 3 16Dydek 33 5-13 1-2 1-10 2 2 11Ferdinand 31 4-8 1-3 0-3 3 2 9Azzi 39 5-7 3-3 0-4 4 2 15Johnson 6 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2Starbird 8 1-3 0-0 2-2 0 1 2Herrig 8 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 4Consungra 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0Totals 200 29-56 13-17 10-33 15 14 73 Percentages: FG .518, FT .765. 3-Point Goals: 2-6, .333. Team Rebounds: 33. Blocked Shots: 7. Turnovers: 12. Steals: 6.

Cleveland 35 34— 69Utah 33 40— 73 A—20,732 (18,538). T—2:29.

Officials—Mike Mathis, Ronnie Nunn, Bernie Fryer.