Tina Charles had 22 points and 14 rebounds to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Atlanta Dream 96-80 on Saturday.
Kara Lawson scored 18 points, Asjha Jones added 15 and Sandrine Gruda 14 as the Sun (12-8) improved to 8-1 at home. With their first victory in three meetings against the Dream this season, Connecticut moved one game behind first-place Washington and Atlanta in the Eastern Conference.
Angel McCoughtry scored 27 points to lead Atlanta (14-8), which lost its third straight and dropped percentage points behind the Mystics. Sancho Lyttle added 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Storm 73, Lynx 71
At Minneapolis, Tanisha Wright's 3-pointer with 52.6 seconds remaining lifted Seattle past Minnesota.
Lauren Jackson scored 14 of her 26 points in the fourth quarter to help the Storm (18-2) rally from a seven-point deficit and overcome a season-high 23 turnovers to win their ninth straight. Swin Cash had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Sue Bird added 10 points.
Rebekkah Brunson scored 19 points, and Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen added 13 each for the Lynx (7-12), who dropped into a tie for second place in the Western Conference _ 10 1/2 games behind the Storm.
Minnesota had a chance to tie in the final seconds, but Augustus missed a hook shot on the final possession and Bird held on to the rebound.
Mercury 97, Shock 88
At Phoenix, Penny Taylor had 29 points, seven assists and six rebounds to lead Phoenix over Tulsa.
Candice Dupree added 26 points and six rebounds for the Mercury (8-12), who have won three of their last four and seem to have the Shock figured out.
Phoenix has defeated Tulsa by an average of 23 points in their previous two meetings, scoring more than 110 points both times.
Scholanda Robinson had 15 points and five rebounds for the Shock (4-16), who snapped a season-worst 12-game skid Friday at San Antonio but is 0-4 on the second night of back-to-back games.