ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Rookie Elena Delle Donne scored a career-high 23 points, including two free-throws with 1.8 seconds left, to lead the Chicago Sky to a 72-70 win over the San Antonio Silver Stars on Sunday night.
Chicago (4-1) led by as many as 15 points in the second quarter, but Jia Perkins tied the game 70-70 on a 3-pointer with 4.3 seconds left.
Delle Donne took the inbounds pass and was fouled in the lane by Shameka Christon, setting up her two free throws.
Delle Donne, the second overall pick in April's draft, hit 7 of 12 from the field and connected on her first five attempts.
Perkins scored 20 to lead the Silver Stars (2-2), who were without injured All-Stars Becky Hammon (right middle finger) and Sophia Young (right ACL).
Chicago was playing its second game without leading scorer Epiphanny Prince, who left the team earlier this week to join the Russian national team as it tries to qualify for next year's world championships.
LIBERTY 76, DREAM 67
NEWARK, N.J. -- Cappie Pondexter and Plenette Pierson scored 17 points apiece and New York handed Atlanta its first loss this season.
Kara Braxton added 14 points to help the Liberty (3-2) improve to 3-0 at home. Pondexter added six rebounds and six assists, and rookie Kelsey Bone also grabbed six rebounds.
New York played without forward Essence Carson, who is out for the season with a torn ligament in her left knee.
Sancho Lyttle scored 18 points to lead the Dream (4-1), who were off to their best start since opening the 2010 season with six wins. Angel McCoughtry had 15 points, Tiffany Hayes added 13 and Jasmine Thomas 11.
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