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Rockers Win Game, Lose Star

WNBA ROUNDUP

July 04, 2000|From Associated Press

Merlakia Jones misfired at the end of regulation but made a 15-foot jump shot from the left baseline with 18.5 seconds left in overtime to give the Cleveland Rockers (8-7) a 66-65 victory over the New York Liberty (7-9) Monday night before 9,646 at Cleveland.

"With time running down, I wanted the ball in my hands," Jones said. "In that situation, everybody is a little chaotic, so I try to take advantage."

Rocker leading scorer Eva Nemcova said before the game she will miss the rest of the season because of a torn knee ligament. Nemcova suffered the injury against the Sparks on Saturday.

Washington 60, Seattle 55--Nikki McCray scored on a layup with 37 seconds left and later made two free throws as the Mystics (8-7) defeated the Storm (2-13) before 8,446 at Seattle.

Portland 68, Indianapolis 64--Sophia Witherspoon scored 20 points and led a second-half rally at Indianapolis as the Fire (4-10) ended a five-game road losing streak by defeating the Fever (3-12) before 12,060.

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