Final/OT

Stars 82

(14-7, 8-4 away)

Sky 84

(10-13, 4-7 home)

    6:00 PM ET, July 22, 2007

    1 2 3 4 OT T
    SA 15 19 20 15 1382
    CHI 18 18 20 13 1584

    Top Performers

    San Antonio: S. Young-Malcolm 25 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Blk

    Chicago: J. Perkins 27 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Canty hits late jumper to egde Silver Stars in OT

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- Dominique Canty's jumper with 6 seconds left in overtime lifted the Chicago Sky to an 84-82 victory over the San Antonio Silver Stars on Sunday night.

    Jia Perkins scored 27 points, and is averaging 21.4 the last five games, to lead the Sky (9-13) to their second straight win after a five-game losing streak.

    "Whoever starts hitting shots, that's who we're going to go to," Perkins said. "I've been hitting the shots."

    Canty finished with 13 points, Armintie Price had 12 and Chasity Melvin added 10 as Chicago swept the two-game season series from the Sky and pulled to one-half game behind New York for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

    Sophia Young scored 25 points and Becky Hammon added 20 for San Antonio (14-7), which snapped a six-game winning streak and lost for just the third time in 13 games. The Silver Stars had their lead over second-place Sacramento in the West cut to two games.

    Canty made 1 of 2 free throws to give Chicago an 82-80 lead with 1:21 left in overtime. Hammon then hit two from the line to tie the score 18 seconds later.

    After Canty's tiebreaking basket, Hammon missed a jumper with 1 second remaining and Young's tip wouldn't fall.

    Hammon grabbed a loose ball and drove to the basket where she was fouled with 8.6 seconds left in the fourth quarter. She made both free throws to tie the score at 69. Young hand a chance for the win, but missed a jumper with 2 seconds left to send the game to overtime.

    After Candice Dupree made a hook shot to give Chicago its biggest lead of the night at 44-36, Hammon hit consecutive 3-pointers to cap a 8-0 run that tied the score with 5:12 left in the third quarter.

    The Sky took a 56-54 lead into the fourth quarter after Perkins hit a buzzer-beating fadeaway jumper.

    Young converted a three-point play to give San Antonio a two point lead early in the fourth quarter but the Sky countered with a 9-0 run -- including seven straight points by Perkins -- to take a 65-58 lead with 7:05 left in the fourth.

    "[Perkins has] had an incredible month," San Antonio coach Dan Hughes said. "You look back at what she's done over the last month and she's had games where she played this way. She's become a real feature of what they do."

    The Silver Stars used a 9-0 run of their own to take a 67-65 lead with 3:40 left in the fourth. Back-to-back layups from Dupree and Perkins gave the Sky a two point lead with 2:04 left.

    Consecutive baskets from Price gave Chicago a five point lead with less than 10 seconds remaining in the second quarter, but Hammon beat the buzzer with a 3-pointer to cut the Sky's halftime lead to 36-34.

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    Team Stat Comparison

      San Antonio Chicago
    Points 82 84
    FG Made-Attempted 30-67 (.000) 30-75 (.000)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 10-24 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-17 (.000) 14-20 (.000)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 9-38 10-34
    Assists 15 21
    Turnovers 19 14
    Steals 4 12
    Blocks 5 2
    Fast Break Points 5 7
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 20 (0/0)