Tulsa Shock: the overtime team

Tonight’s result:

The Sparks rallied past the Shock in overtime, 92-89. It was Tulsa’s third consecutive overtime game.

It was also the first game back for Kristi Toliver, who missed six games with Los Angeles helping Slovakia qualify for a European National Championship.

Game notes:

Tulsa Shock

– Skylar Diggins led the Shock with 29 points, shooting 9-for-18 from the field and 10-of-11 from the free throw line. She has scored in double figures in 13 of 14 games this season for the Shock.

– Rookie Odyssey Sims recorded her first career double-double, with 17 points and 10 assists. Courtney Paris also earned her eighth double-double of the season, putting up 12 points and grabbing 15 rebounds.

– Three Shock players scored in double digits – Diggins (29), Sims (17) and Paris (12).

– Rookie Jordan Hooper added nine points off the bench, shooting three-for-six from behind the three-point line.

Los Angeles Sparks

– Nneka Ogwumike led the Sparks with 22 points, her tenth time this season to score in double figures.
– Jantel Lavender put up her third double-double in the last four games, scoring 16 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
– Candace Parker led the team in assists with seven and also added 15 points.
– Four Sparks players scored in double figures – Ogwumike (22), Lavender (16), Parker (15) and Toliver (12)

More WNBA news…..

Shock:

Rookie Jordan Hooper is coming up big for Tulsa this season, including nine points off the bench today.

Liberty:

Essence Carson remains determined.

Storm:

Q&A with Crystal Langhorne.

There are five games tomorrow again.

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