Once more, the balls didn't bounce right for the unlucky Shock. In the WNBA draft lottery, the top pick for 2012 went to Los Angeles.
Epiphanny Prince had 18 points and Sylvia Fowles scored 14 -- all in the second half -- and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Chicago Sky to an 80-67 victory over the Washington Mystics on Friday night.
There were no surprises at the top of the 2011 WNBA Draft as the Minnesota Lynx selected Connecticut senior Maya Moore with the first overall pick.
Most WNBA teams made draft picks Monday that made sense and helped fill a need in their current rosters.
Minnesota's roster this summer is actually younger than last year's team. But even without a lot of veterans, the talented group could go far.
Kelly Miller scored 17 points to lead six Phoenix players in double figures and the Mercury beat the Chicago Sky for the second time in a week, 89-79 on Thursday night.
Diana Taurasi scored 26 points, including the game-winner with five seconds left, to lift Phoenix to an 98-96 victory over Chicago on Friday.
Diana Taurasi scored 29 points Tuesday night to lead Phoenix to a 90-70 victory over the Chicago Sky and break the Mercury's four-game losing streak.
Cappie Pondexter scored 23 points to lead the Phoenix Mercury past Chicago 90-77 Sunday night, handing the expansion Sky its league-record 13th straight loss.