ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Tina Charles had a season-high 26 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, and Candice Wiggins hit all five of her 3-pointers, to lead the New York Liberty to an 89-81 win over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night.
Wiggins finished with 15 points, going 5 of 7 from the field, as New York's bench out-scored Chicago's reserves 34-7, ending a 10-game losing streak to the Sky that dated back to Aug. 21, 2012.
Three-time WNBA Player of the Week Elena Delle Donne, who leads the league at 29 points a game, finished with 26 but was only 8 of 20 from the field. She went 10 of 10 from the line, running her streak of consecutive free throws to 58, eight shy of Eva Nemcova's WNBA record set in the 1999 and 2000 seasons.
It was the first meeting of the season between the teams that engineered the biggest trade of the offseason as each team sent a former Rutgers star home. Chicago (5-5) got six-time All-Star Cappie Pondexter while two-time All-Start Epiphanny Prince went to New York (6-4).
FEVER 92, SUN 84
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Tamika Catchings had 26 points and 10 rebounds, including the 3,000th of her career, to help the Indiana Fever held off Connecticut to snap the Sun's seven-game winning streak.
Indiana led by as many as 23 points in the third quarter but the Sun stormed back, pulling within 85-82 on Alex Bentley's 3-pointer with 1:05 remaining. But the Fever (4-6) made 7 of 8 free throws down the stretch to seal it.
Catchings made her first six field goals of the game, missing her first at the 8:03 mark of the fourth quarter. She finished 9 of 10 from the floor. With her 10th rebound, she became the fourth player in the WNBA history to reach 3,000 rebounds.
Kelsey Bone scored 21 points to lead Connecticut (7-2) before being ejected with 1:05 remaining in the game for a flagrant 2 foul.