The Los Angeles Sparks surged to a thrilling 85-80 OT victory over the Atlanta Dream Tuesday night, winning their second game in a row.
In her second game back with the Sparks, Nneka Ogwumike dropped 13 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, shooting 85.7 percent from the field.
Nneka getting right down to it 💪@nnekaogwumike | #RootedinLA pic.twitter.com/Jcq3OERFLE— Los Angeles Sparks (@LASparks) August 18, 2021
Nneka getting right down to it 💪@nnekaogwumike | #RootedinLA pic.twitter.com/Jcq3OERFLE
But Kristi Toliver proved to be the hero, sending the matchup to overtime with a turnaround jumper at the buzzer.
We got some extra basketball due to this @KristiToliver bucket 😲Tune in now on NBA TV 📺 pic.twitter.com/DUSgupwEwn— WNBA (@WNBA) August 18, 2021
We got some extra basketball due to this @KristiToliver bucket 😲Tune in now on NBA TV 📺 pic.twitter.com/DUSgupwEwn
After the game, Toliver told reporters she relishes being put in high-pressure situations on the court.
“A big moment in the game was on the line, that’s always my favorite time so I’m glad I was able to deliver.”
Next up: The Dream will have an opportunity to redeem themselves when the two teams play again on Thursday.