Betnijah Laney scored 30 points to lead New York and rookie Michaela Onyenwere added 18.
Mitchell finished with 23 points and Teaira McCowan added 22 points and 16 rebounds for Indiana.
MERCURY 77, LYNX 75
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Diana Taurasi made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left to lift Phoenix past Minnesota.
The 38-year-old Taurasi made just two of her first 12 field goals before hitting the winner in the opener for both teams.
The officials stopped play after Taurasi’s basket because the clock inadvertently stopped at 6.8 seconds when Minnesota turned it over. Following a lengthy delay, the Lynx inbounded it at half court but were not able to get off a shot before the buzzer.
Skylar Diggins-Smith led Phoenix with 18 points. Brittney Griner had 17 points and 12 rebounds for her 42nd career double-double, tying former Mercury star DeWanna Bonner for the most in franchise history.
Brianna Turner added 13 points and 10 rebounds, Taurasi finished with 14 points and Kia Nurse, in her first game with Phoenix, had 10.
Aerial Powers, in her first game with Minnesota, scored 18 points.
SUN 78, DREAM 67
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 26 points and eight rebounds, DeWanna Bonner added 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists and Connecticut beat Atlanta to spoil the Dream’s inaugural game at the Gateway Center.
Jones, playing in her first game for Connecticut in 582 days after opting out last season, scored all 16 of her first-half points in the first quarter to help the Sun build a 22-17 advantage. Connecticut led 43-33 at the break.
Natisha Hiedeman added nine points for Connecticut, which will be without star Alyssa Thomas all season after she injured an Achilles tendon playing overseas.
Odyssey Sims and Courtney Williams each scored 14 points for Atlanta.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Allisha Gray scored 23 points, No. 1 overall pick Charli Collier had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Dallas beat Los Angeles for coach Vickie Johnson’s first victory with the Wings.
Collier, a rookie from Texas, was 4 of 6 from the field in her debut and fellow top-five pick Chelsea Dungee played the final two minutes for the Wings. Awak Kuier, the No. 2 selection in Dallas’ busy draft, did not play. Arike Ogunbowale added 17 points.
Nneka Ogwumike scored 18 points and Chiney Ogwumike added 12 for the Sparks.
Los Angeles did not have Candace Parker, a former league MVP, on its roster for the first time since 2007. Parker headed home to Chicago in the offseason after playing her entire 13-year career in Los Angeles.