ATLANTA (AP) The Los Angeles Sparks fell short of the fastest start in WNBA history Sunday with a 91-74 loss to the Atlanta Dream.
Los Angeles (20-2) had tied the 1998 Houston Comets, who finished the regular season 27-3, for the fastest start. The loss also snapped the Sparks' WNBA-record road winning streak to open a season at nine.
Layshia Clarendon had 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Atlanta.
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Angel McCoughtry had 17 points, Bria Holmes scored a career-high tying 15 and Tiffany Hayes added 14 points for the Dream (12-11).
Nneka Ogwumike had 26 points on 8-of-11 shooting and 12 rebounds for Los Angeles. Candace Parker added 22 points, nine rebounds and five assists.
LYNX 98, WINGS 97, OT
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Seimone Augustus hit a fade-away jumper in the paint with 15.3 seconds left in overtime to help Minnesota beat Dallas.
Maya Moore had 20 points and six assists, Sylvia Fowles added 14 points and a season-high 19 rebounds and Rebekkah Brunson had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Lynx (19-4). Lindsey Whalen scored 15 points, Augustus had 14, and Renee Montgomery 11.
Plemette Pierson had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Wings(9-14) Karima Christmas added 20 points.
LIBERTY 83, SUN 76
NEW YORK (AP) – Swin Cash scored 16 points and Tina Charles and Sugar Rodgers each added 14 in New York's victory over Connecticut.
New York trailed 66-65 midway through the fourth quarter before Brittany Boyd's three-point play gave them a two-point lead. The Liberty (17-7) wouldn't relinquish that advantage the rest of the way.
Chiney Ogwumike had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Connecticut (6-16).