Sandy Brondello and Korie Hlede each scored 23 points and the Detroit Shock set a WNBA record by overcoming a 15-point halftime deficit in an 84-73 victory over the Cleveland Rockers on Saturday night.
Cleveland led 51-36 at halftime, its biggest lead of the game, but Detroit (4-4) opened the second half with a 21-0 run and went on to win its fourth straight game.Brondello had 15 points - four jumpers, three layups and a free throw - during the run.
The second-half comeback was the biggest in league history, surpassing the 14-point comeback when Phoenix beat Los Angeles 71-63 in overtime last Aug. 17.
In other WNBA games Saturday, it was: Houston 75, Los Angeles 64 and Charlotte 58, Sacramento 50.
Brondello finished 10-of-17 from the field, while Hlede was 8-of-17. Hlede had seven rebounds and Brondello had three, and each had four assists.
Cleveland (4-3) was led by Isabelle Fijalkowski's 25 points, while Eva Nemcova added 14 points.
Cleveland, which went scoreless for nine minutes and missed its first 12 shots of the second half, went on a 6-0 run to tie the game 57-57 with 9:44 left.
But Lynette Woodard responded with a layup that put Detroit ahead for good at 59-57 with 9:19 to play. That started a 15-4 run that put the Shock ahead 72-61 with 5:17 left.
COMETS 75, SPARKS 64: Cynthia Cooper had five 3-pointers and scored 28 points to lead the Houston Comets to a victory over the Los Angeles Sparks.
The Comets (6-1) also got 13 points each from Kim Perrot and Tina Thompson, while Sheryl Swoopes added 12.
The Sparks (2-5) were led by Tamecka Dixon with 17 points. Lisa Leslie added 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Penny Toler and Erin Alexander each had 10 points.
Cooper, the WNBA's MVP and leading scorer last season, was 6-of-11 from the field, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range, and made 11 of 13 free throws.
Houston led 45-36 at halftime and had the lead to 13 points twice, the last at 55-42 with 14:57 to play on a free throw by Thompson. Los Angeles was able to get within 66-60 with 5:33 left when a layup by Leslie capped a 5-0 run. But Thompson hit a jumper and Cooper added two free throws as part of a 5-0 run that got the lead back to double figures.
Haixia Zheng, Los Angeles' 6-foot-8, 254-pound center, did not make the trip because of a knee injury.
STING 58, MONARCHS 50: Vicky Bullett scored 11 of her 17 points in the second half as the Sting (7-1) won their franchise-record fifth straight game.
Reserve forward Brigitte Gordon had 12 points for the visiting Monarchs (1-6), who lost their fifth straight game.
It was the lowest-scoring game in the WNBA this season and the second lowest in league history.