Wednesday's WNBA Capsules
Games played July 17, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kristi Toliver scored 15 points, and Lindsey Harding and Alana Beard each added 13 to help the Los Angeles Sparks remain unbeaten at home with a 77-73 win over the Atlanta Dream on Wednesday night.
Nneka Ogwumike scored 12 points for the Sparks (11-4), who won their six straight overall and improved to 9-0 at home. Los Angeles extended its regular-season home winning streak to 19.
Harding made five free throws in the final 1:19, the last giving the Sparks a 74-68 lead. Angel McCoughtry sank a 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds remaining to pull Atlanta to 75-73 before Toliver made two free throws.
McCoughtry scored 24 points to lead Atlanta (10-4), which played its second straight game without Sancho Lyttle (foot) and Tiffany Hayes (knee) because of injuries. Armintie Herrington scored 18 points, while Erika DeSouza had 15 points and 18 rebounds as the Dream lost three straight regular season games for the first time since it opened 0-3 in 2011.
SHOCK 86, STORM 59
SEATTLE (AP) — Reserve Riquna Williams scored 26 points and Tulsa snapped a six-game losing streak with an easy win over Seattle.
Glory Johnson added 15 points and Angel Goodrich had 14 for the Shock (4-13), who won without injured Skylar Diggins. The rookie point guard, who is averaging 8.6 points and 4.8 assists, hurt her ankle against Minnesota on Saturday night.
Camille Little led the Storm with 11 points and Tina Thompson added 10 for Seattle (6-9).
Williams made her first three 3-point attempts, scored 15 points after halftime and finished 9-for-15 from the field in 18 minutes.
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