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July 21, 2013

Johnson leads Shock to 90-63 win over Dream

DUANE DAPRON,Associated Press
Associated Press

TULSA — Glory Johnson had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Liz Cambage added 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Tulsa Shock to a 90-63 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday.

The victory extended Tulsa's winning streak to a season-high three games, the team's longest winning streak since the final weeks of the 2012 season.

Atlanta lost its fourth straight game after having won six in a row.

Johnson and Cambage scored 11 points each and combined for 13 rebounds in helping Tulsa take a 44-35 lead at halftime. The Shock extended their lead to 71-50 entering the final quarter and Atlanta got no closer than 16 points the rest of the way.

Angel McCoughtry had 21 points and Erika de Souza added 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Dream, who shot 33 percent from the field.

Cambage and Candace Wiggins combined for 11 points to send the Shock to a 13-6 lead. A layup by Tiffany Jackson-Jones put Tulsa in front 23-13, before the Shock settled for a 25-16 advantage after one period.

McCoughtry had 11 points in the opening quarter.

Tulsa guard Riquna Williams opened the second period with a 3-pointer, but six unanswered points by Atlanta got the Dream within 28-22.

Atlanta closed to 33-29 on a drive by de Souza, but Tulsa finished the half on an 11-6 spurt, getting its final seven points of the half came from the free throw line.