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Lindsay Whalen had 15 points and seven assists for Minnesota (7-0). Seimone Augustus added 14 points.
It is the sixth time in league history that a team has won at least seven straight to start the season. Los Angeles holds the league record, starting 9-0 in 2001 and 2003.
Danielle Adams scored 21 points for San Antonio, Jia Perkins had 16 and Sophia Young 14. The Silver Stars (2-3) have lost seven straight regular season games to Minnesota.
LIBERTY 87, FEVER 72
At Newark, New Jersey, Cappie Pondexter scored 25 points to lead New York to a victory over Indiana, ending the Liberty's longest winless start in franchise history.
Essence Carson had 16 points and Plenette Pierson added 14 for New York (1-5), which lost by 23 points at Indiana the previous night. Leilani Mitchell scored 13 points and Kia Vaughn had 10.
Tamika Catchings scored 19 points and Katie Douglas had 15 for the Fever (4-1). Briann January added 12 points and Shavonte Zellous 10.
MERCURY 79, SHOCK 72
At Phoenix, DeWanna Bonner scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help Phoenix hand Tulsa its sixth straight loss to open the season.
Rookie Sammy Prahalis added 19 points and six assists. She converted a three-point play with 3:15 left to give Phoenix (2-4) a six-point lead after Tulsa (0-6) had cut the lead to 69-66. The Mercury had led by as much as 12 in the third quarter.
Jennifer Lacy had 19 points, including her fourth 3-pointer with 4:55 remaining that brought the Shock to within three. But she missed a layup with 41 seconds left and the Shock down 74-70.
SUN 94, MYSTICS 86
At Uncasville, Connecticut, Tina Charles had 30 points, nine rebounds and four assists as Connecticut beat Washington.
Kara Lawson had 18 points and four assists for the Sun (4-1). Asjha Jones added 10 points, four rebounds and two steals.
Connecticut shot 52.5 percent from the floor. Washington was nearly as good, shooting 48.5 percent.
Crystal Langhorne had 25 points and five rebounds for the Mystics (1-4). Reserve Jasmine Thomas scored 17 points with three steals.
SPARKS 67, STORM 65
At Los Angeles, Nneka Ogwumike scored with 2.5 seconds remaining to lift Los Angeles to a victory over Seattle.
Ogwumike took an inbound pass and made a right hand running shot over Ann Wauters as the Sparks beat Seattle for the third time in 16 days.
Los Angeles (5-1) prevailed despite shooting a season-worst 34.9 percent from the field. Kristi Toliver led the Sparks with 23 points and Candace Parker added 16 points and 13 rebounds.
Katie Smith led Seattle (1-4) with 19 points while Sue Bird added 12.