Published August 20, 2011
WASHINGTON – Epiphanny Prince made two of three free throws with 0.7 seconds remaining and the Chicago Sky beat the Washington Mystics, 71-70 on Saturday night in a game that featured 18 lead changes.
The Sky trailed by one when the Mystics' Matee Ajavon missed a pair of free throws and the ball went out of bounds to the Sky with 2.5 seconds left. After Chicago inbounded, Prince crossed halfcourt and pulled up for a long jumper.
Ajavon contested the shot as the final buzzer sounded with the referees signaling a foul. After reviewing the tape, the officials sent Prince to the line for three free throws and put 0.7 on the clock. Prince hit the first two and missed the third on purpose. The buzzer sounded as the teams fought for control of the rebound.
Sylvia Fowles led the Sky with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Reserve Catherine Kraayeveld added 14 points and Prince 12.
Chicago, which entered the night two games behind Atlanta for the final Eastern Division playoff spot, improved to 12-14.
Ajavon, who scored the Mystics' final seven points, finished with 23. Crystal Langhorne added 18 and Marissa Coleman finished with 11 for Washington (5-19).