Nneka Ogwumike scores 26; Sparks win 4th straight for 1st time since 2013, beat Shock 84-57



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LOS ANGELES — Nneka Ogwumike scored 26 points to help the Los Angeles Sparks rout Tulsa 84-57 on Thursday night, extending the Shock's losing streak to eight games.

Candace Parker added 10 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for Los Angeles (7-14). The Sparks extending their winning streak to four games — their longest since 2013.

Tulsa pulled within 45-32 in the third quarter, but Ogwumike's 3-point play started Los Angeles' 16-3 spurt to build a 26-point lead.

Plenette Pierson scored 14 points for Tulsa (10-12), which has lost 11 of its last 13 games. Tulsa was held to 17-of-65 shooting (26 percent) and got outrebounded 43-27.

Los Angeles reeled off a 14-0 second-quarter run, led by Ogwumike's seven points, to expand its lead to 35-16. Tulsa made just seven field goals in the first half.

Floyd Mayweather sat courtside.

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