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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kristi Toliver scored 28 points to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to a 94-72 win against the Indiana Fever on Friday night.

The Sparks (18-7) won their season high-tying sixth straight and pulled even with Western Conference-leading Minnesota. Candace Parker added 18 points and Nneka Ogwumike had 16 points and seven rebounds.

Toliver scored 16 points in the first quarter and finished 11 for 15 from the field to head a 63 percent shooting night for Los Angeles. She made a long straightaway jumper to end the third quarter and sank a 3-pointer in the fourth to push the lead to 79-62.

Tamika Catchings and Erin Phillips each scored 16 points to lead the Fever (11-13), who dropped into fourth place in the East - one-half game behind Washington.

The 94 points were the most allowed this season by Indiana, which entered the game ranked first in the WNBA at 68.3 points per game allowed.

Toliver scored 16 of L.A.'s first 26 points, on 7 for 9 shooting. She made a jumper over Erlana Larkins, a long step-back jumper and converted a left-hand finger roll.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Liz Cambage had 27 points to lead six Shock players in double figures and added eight rebounds to lead Tulsa over Minnesota.

Nicole Powell, Angel Goodrich, Candice Wiggins and Skylar Diggins each added 11 points for the Shock (8-17), who ended a three-game skid. Tiffany Jackson-Jones had 10 points.

Seimone Augustus had a season-high 29 points for the Lynx (17-6), who have lost three in a row.

Cambage scored five points during a 14-0 run that put the Shock up 60-48 midway through the third quarter, their largest lead of the game. Minnesota went on a 7-0 run to pull to 74-69 with 4 minutes left, but the Lynx got no closer until 18.5 seconds remained.

DREAM 88, SUN 57

ATLANTA (AP) - Angel McCoughtry scored 30 points, Erika de Souza had 18 points and 15 rebounds, and Atlanta snapped a four-game skid with a victory over Connecticut.

McCoughtry, the WNBA's leading scorer, missed only two shots, going 9 for 11 from the field and hitting all 11 of her free throws.

Iziane Castro-Marques finished with a season-high 18 points for the Sun, who have lost four of five and suffered the franchise's third-worst loss in 11 seasons at Connecticut.

The Sun missed their first 16 shots before Castro-Marques hit a 3-pointer to make it 18-5 with 37 seconds left in the first quarter.


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Matee Ajavon scored 16 points and Crystal Langhorne had 14 to lead Washington to a win over New York.

Rookie Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 10 of her 12 points in the fourth and Ivory Latta added 11 for the Mystics (12-13). Fourth-place Washington increased its lead to 1 1/2 games over the Liberty in the Eastern Conference with their third straight win, matching their season-best streak from June 7-16.

Katie Smith scored 14 points and Cappie Pondexter had 11 for New York (10-14). The Liberty, who had won the teams' first two meetings, have alternated wins and losses their last eight games overall after a stretch in which they lost eight of 10.
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