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Toliver's late 3 lifts Sparks over Shock 79-74

Kristi Toliver scored 25 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 19.7 seconds left, to help lift the Los Angeles Sparks to a 79-74 win over the Tulsa Shock on Friday night.

The Shock (1-13) grabbed the lead late in the first period and held it until Toliver hit from long range late in the fourth.

The Shock built a 55-37 lead in the second period but suffered through a 4½-minute scoring drought in the final quarter to drop their eighth straight.

DeLisha Milton-Jones scored 18 points for the Sparks (6-6), Tina Thompson added 11 and Jenna O'Hea had 10.

Andrea Riley led the Shock with 15 points, Tiffany Jackson had 14 and Kalyla Pederson 13.