8:00 PM ET, July 22, 2014
AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
SAN ANTONIO -- Kayla McBride scored 23 points, and the San Antonio Stars overcame career highs by Odyssey Sims and Skylar Diggins to beat the Tulsa Shock 95-93 on Tuesday night.
Danielle Robinson scored 21 points, including the game-winning basket for San Antonio (11-12). Danielle Adams had 15 points, and Becky Hammon had 10 points, as the Stars remained in third place in the West, ahead of the Los Angeles Sparks (10-12).
Sims had 39 points, and Diggins had 34 for Tulsa (8-15), which fell to 3-9 on the road. Sims scored 12 points in the fourth quarter, including a driving layup to tie the game at 91 with 1:19 remaining. Adams followed with a pair of free throws, but Sims had another driving layup to again tie.
Robinson responded with a driving layup to put the Stars ahead 95-93 with 3.9 seconds remaining. Following a Shock timeout, Sophia Malcolm-Young tipped away the inbounds pass to McBride to seal the victory, which led Tulsa coach Fred Williams to kick the scorer's table in frustration.
Diggins missed two open layups to start the game, before making her third on a contested attempt that resulted in a three-point play. The Notre Dame product also made her team's next three shots in a personal 9-2 run that put Tulsa up 13-6 with 2:19 remaining.
Reserve post Kayla Alexander sparked San Antonio's own 9-2 run to open the second quarter, which cut Tulsa's lead to 24-21. After completing a three-point play, Alexander followed a miss by McBride to complete the run with 7:41 remaining in the half. Alexander's pull-up jumper tied the game at 30, and Robinson's 19-footer gave San Antonio its first lead at 32-30. Robinson later crossed over Sims, which freed her for an open jumper and a 34-30 lead.
San Antonio held Tulsa to 28 percent shooting in the second quarter.
An aggressive approach helped Tulsa get nine free throws in the third quarter, and they made all but one. The Shock tied the game at 61 on Johnson's jumper, but the Stars closed the quarter with a 3-pointer by Adams and a driving layup by Robinson for a 66-61 lead.
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From Elias: Odyssey Sims scored 39 points and Skylar Diggins scored 34 points in Tulsa's loss to San Antonio on Tuesday. It marked just the second time in WNBA history two teammates scored at least 30 points in the same game and lost. The other time was August 10, 2006. Tina Thompson scored 37 and Sheryl Swoopes scored 30 points in the Houston Comets' triple-overtime loss to the Phoenix Mercury.
Skylar Diggins and Odyssey Sims scored 73 of Tulsa's 93 points in the loss to San Antonio. It's the first time in WNBA history that two teammates each scored at least 30 points in a regulation loss.[+]
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