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Swoopes' late jumper lifts Shock past Sparks 77-75 to end record 20-game losing streak
LOS ANGELES (AP) ' Sheryl Swoopes hit a jumper with 2.9 seconds remaining to lift Tulsa to a 77-75 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night, ending the Sparks' WNBA-record 20-game losing streak.
Tiffany Jackson had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Ivory Latta had 18 points and Swoopes finished with 17 points and nine rebounds for Tulsa (2-25). The Shock's only other win this season came at home against Washington on June 18.
Tulsa had also lost 22 in a row on the road, including the first 13 this season.
DeLisha Milton-Jones led the Sparks (12-16) with 24 points, while Tina Thompson added 16.
The loss spoiled a festive night for Los Angeles, which announced at halftime that former star Lisa Leslie was joining the team's ownership group.