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Sunday's WNBA Capsules

Sunday's WNBA Capsules

Games played Aug. 25, 2013

August 26th, 2013 in News

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Candace Parker scored with 5.7 seconds remaining in the second overtime, lifting the Los Angeles Sparks to a hard-fought 90-88 comeback victory over the Tulsa Shock on Sunday.

Parker, who finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds, drove past Tiffany Jackson-Jones from the right side for the winning basket. Tulsa's Riquna Williams watched a 23-foot jumper rim out and Nneka Ogwumike rebounded the miss as time expired.

The Sparks (19-8) erased a 19-point deficit in the fourth quarter and moved one game behind Minnesota for first place in the Western Conference. Ogwumike finished with 21 points.

Tulsa's Liz Cambage left the game with a sprained left ankle with 6:35 remaining in the fourth quarter. Candice Wiggins led the Shock (9-19) with 20 points and Williams had 17.


SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Shenise Johnson had 17 points and 10 rebounds and San Antonio held on to snap Seattle's three-game winning streak.

Danielle Adams and Jia Perkins each had 14 points and Davellyn Whyte added 13 points and seven assists in her second career start for San Antonio (10-17).

Reserve forward Noelle Quinn had 14 points to lead Seattle (13-14). Tina Thompson and Camille Little each had 11 points and Temeka Wright added 10 for the Storm.


UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Plenette Pierson scored 18 points and New York kept its playoff hopes alive with a win over Connecticut.

Cappie Pondexter scored 14 points and Katie Smith added 13 for the Liberty (11-16), who moved within a game of Indiana for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Kelsey Griffin led Connecticut (7-19) with 22 points while Tina Charles had 18 and Renee Montgomery finished with 14.

The 19 losses set a franchise high for the Sun in a season.