AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) _ Korie Hlede broke out of a season-long slump with 17 points, leading the Detroit Shock to an easy 91-71 victory over the New York Liberty on Monday night.

The game was New York's first at the Palace of Auburn Hills since a 82-68 loss in the final game of last season. That loss eliminated the Liberty from playoff contention.

Cindy Brown, playing with a badly bruised tailbone, scored 15 points for Detroit. Sandy Brondello had 16 and rookie Dominique Canty added 13, as six Shock players reached double figures.

Vickie Johnson led all scorers with 18, while three other Liberty reached double figures.

Shock coach Nancy Lieberman-Cline juggled her starting lineup, putting in Canty and Rachael Sporn for slumping Hlede and Val Whiting. Canty, Sporn (12 points) and Hlede all responded by scoring in double figures.

Detroit led 31-29 late in the first half, but a 11-2 run helped it build a 44-35 halftime lead.

The Liberty narrowed the margin to seven, but two baskets by Brondello started a 12-0 run that made it 58-39 with 12:06 left. Canty added six in the flurry.

The Liberty went more than seven minutes without a point before Tamika Whitmore's free throw with 11:13 left.

The Shock led by as many as 22 down the stretch.

Detroit guard Jen Azzi missed her third straight game with a strained left quadriceps muscle.