Wiggins carries Shock past Liberty

11:33 PM, Sep 1, 2013   |    comments
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Tulsa, OK (Sports Network) - Candice Wiggins buried six 3-pointers en route to a game-high 25 points, as the Tulsa Shock downed the New York Liberty, 93-88, on Sunday.

Riquna Williams scored 22 points and Skylar Diggins added 14 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals for the Shock, who had dropped three of their last four games coming in.

Cappie Pondexter poured in 20 points to cross the 5,000-point plateau for her career, while Kara Braxton netted 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the Liberty, who have lost six of their last seven games to fall three games behind Indiana for the final playoff spot in the East with four games remaining.

Tulsa held an 86-80 cushion with 1:13 remaining before the Liberty reeled off six straight points, capped by Pondexter's triple with 35.3 ticks left that tied the game at 86.

Courtney Paris, who finished with 10 points and 13 boards, responded with a three-point play to put the Shock back in front.

Pondexter answered with a layup at the other end to trim the margin to one, but the Liberty failed to score the rest of the way as Tulsa made just enough free throws down to stretch to hang on for the victory.

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