Parker helps Sparks beat Shock

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

TULSA, Okla. Candace Parker had 20 points and nine rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks snapped a two-game losing streak with a 74-70 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Friday night.

Parker scored 10 points in the first quarter and hit a long jumper with 1:16 remaining to help the Sparks (22-10) avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season.

Nneka Ogwumike added 16 points for Los Angeles and Lindsey Harding and Kristi Toliver each had 11.

Glory Johnson led Tulsa (10-21) with 19 points, and Riquna Williams had 18.

Nicole Powell made a short jumper to pull the Shock to 72-70 with 28 seconds left. But the Sparks made all four of their free throws over the final 16 seconds.


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