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Sparks outlast Shock in overtime, 92-89

Nneka Ogwumike finishes with 22 points as Sparks defeat Shock in overtime, 92-89

Kristi Toliver and Candace Parker scored five points each in overtime to rally the Los Angeles Sparks to a 92-89 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Saturday.

Nneka Ogwumike had 22 points to lead the Sparks (6-8), who recovered for the win after giving up a 15-point lead in the second half. Jantel Lavender had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Parker finished with 15 points and Toliver had 12.

Toliver made two free throws and then hit a 3-pointer to give the Sparks the lead for good, 87-85 with 1:21 left in the extra period. Los Angeles made five free throws in the final 27 seconds to seal the win.

Skylar Diggins scored 29 points for the Shock (6-8), who had won two straight. Rookie Odyssey Sims had 17 points and a season-high 10 assists while Courtney Paris had 12 points and 15 rebounds for her eighth double-double this season.

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