Diggins scores 33 in Chicago "Homecoming Game" to lead Tulsa to victory

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ROSEMONT, Ill.--- Skylar Diggins scored a career-high 33 points, Glory Johnson had 22 and the Tulsa Shock beat the Chicago Sky 105-99 in overtime on Sunday in a nationally televised game that showcased the WNBA's pride campaign.

It was a homecoming game of sorts for Diggins, playing just an hour and a half away from her hometown of South Bend. With many Irish fans and former coach Muffet McGraw in attendance, Diggins put on the best performance of her 2-year WNBA career.

Skylar scored six points in overtime, including the go ahead bucket to make it 95-93. She's average more than 18 points a game this season, good for 5th best in the league. It comes after struggles during her rookie campaign.

Odyssey Sims added 18 points for the Shock (5-7), who snapped a two-game losing streak and picked up their first road win of the year.

Jessica Breland scored a career-high 26 points and Epiphanny Prince added 24 for the Sky (6-7), who have lost six of seven.

Sky forward Elena Delle Donne, the 2013 WNBA rookie of the year, missed her fifth straight game due to a Lyme disease flare-up.

The Shock was 21 for 27 at the free throw line and 10 of 17 from beyond the arc.

In overtime, Jordan Hooper hit a 3 to give Tulsa a 102-99 lead with 59.7 seconds left. Courtney Paris blocked a Jamierra Faulkner shot and Diggins made a jumper for a 104-99 lead with 32.2 seconds left.

Breland fouled out with 3:21 left as Tulsa led 92-91.


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