Thursday's WNBA Capsules
Friday, July 13, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored a franchise-record 19 points in the second quarter, leading the Minnesota Lynx out of an early funk and to an 89-74 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Thursday, their last game before the Olympic break.
One of the Lynx’s three Team USA members, Moore finished with a season-high 28 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out midway through the fourth quarter.
Rookie Glory Johnson led the league-worst Shock with 30 points and 14 rebounds, both season highs for a Tulsa player. She was 14 for 15 from the foul line.
SPARKS 77, FEVER 74
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie forward Nneka Ogwumike had 22 points and 20 rebounds to help the Sparks beat the Fever.
Ogwumike finished with 12 offensive rebounds, tying a WNBA record. Los Angeles outrebounded Indiana 47-31 and grabbed 23 offensive boards.
Candace Parker and Kristi Toliver each scored 19 points for the Sparks (15-6), who won their fifth straight in the final game for both teams before the Olympic break.
Indiana (10-7) had a chance to tie in the final seconds, but Tamika Catchings missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Catchings scored 27 points and Briann January added 11 for the Fever. Katie Douglas, Indiana’s No. 2 scorer, finished with nine points on 3-for-14 shooting.
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