Wednesday's WNBA Capsules
Thursday, June 21, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candace Parker scored 33 points and had a career-high nine blocks and the Los Angeles Sparks remained undefeated at home with a 95-79 victory against the Tulsa Shock on Wednesday night.
The Sparks (9-3) improved to 6-0 at home, their best start since they went 7-0 in 2006.
Parker went 14 for 21 from the field and her 33 points matched a season high.
Kristi Toliver scored 22 points, including 14 for 14 from the free throw line.
Toliver, who had a WNBA-record 14 turnovers on May 29 against Tulsa, had only three turnovers.
The Shock (1-10), who ended a 15-game losing streak Sunday, lost their ninth consecutive road game. Tulsa's last road win came at Los Angeles on Aug. 26, 2011.
Glory Johnson led Tulsa with a season-high 19 points and Temeka Johnson added 11.
MERCURY 80, MYSTICS 77
PHOENIX (AP) — Sammy Prahalis scored seven of her 15 points in the final 2:02 and made a tiebreaking layup with 23 seconds left and Phoenix got past Washington.
Washington's Monique Currie missed a driving shot in the lane with 4.9 seconds remaining and teammate Michelle Snow and Avery Warley got tied up on the rebound.
Officials called the Mystics for a jump ball violation on the ensuing jump with 1.5 seconds left. Krystal Thomas made a free throw for the final margin.
Down 74-69 with 2:26 left, Prahalis and DeWanna Bonner hit back-to-back 3-pointers within 33 seconds for the Mercury. Washington's Crystal Langhorne then missed an 18-footer with 44 seconds left, setting up the Mercury's winning possession.
Bonner led the Mercury (3-7) with 19 points and Thomas added 15.
Snow scored nine of her 21 in the fourth quarter and had nine rebounds to lead the Mystics (2-7) while Currie scored season-high 20 points.