PHOENIX (AP) _ Jennifer Gillom scored 17 points as the Phoenix Mercury spoiled Detroit coach Nancy Lieberman-Cline's return with a 73-60 victory over the Shock Wednesday night.

Lieberman-Cline, also the Shock's general manager, ended her Hall of Fame career last season as a reserve guard for the Mercury.

Michelle Griffiths added 12 points for the Mercury (11-3), who have won a franchise-record four straight. Gillom has led Phoenix in scoring 10 times this season, including the last six games.

Korie Hlede scored 16 points and reserve Rachel Sporn 12 for the expansion Shock (7-9), which has lost five of six.

Griffiths and Gillom combined to scored Phoenix's first 11 points as the Mercury took an 11-4 lead with 14:55 left in the first half. Phoenix led by as many as 10 points before Detroit rallied behind Hlede.

Hlede scored eight points in the final 11 minutes of the first half, including a 12-foot jumper with 13.8 seconds left, as the Shock pulled to 36-32 at halftime.

Phoenix still led only 43-39 with 16:33 to play. But Andrea Kuklova scored five points and Marlies Askamp added four as the Mercury built the lead to 59-48.