Ruth Riley scored a career-high 27 points and Detroit beat the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Sparks 83-78 Tuesday night in the decisive Game 3 of the WNBA Finals.
Detroit matches up with Los Angeles better than any other team in the league.
The Atlanta Dream hired former NBA star Michael Cooper as head coach on Thursday, hoping he can lead the team to a WNBA championship after three winless trips to the finals.
Parker leads Sparks to 99-94 victory over Mercury
The Indiana Fever declined their option on the contract of Brian Winters, who compiled a 78-58 record in four seasons as coach of the WNBA team.