An Unwanted Odessey For Sun

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) _ Rookie Odyssey Sims scored 30 points and the Tulsa Shock beat the Connecticut Sun 96-83 on Thursday night.

Skylar Diggins had 20 points and Courtney Paris added 12 points and 15 rebounds for Tulsa (7-10).

Rookie Alyssa Thomas had 24 points and Katie Douglas scored 21 for the Sun (8-10), who have lost four straight.

Tulsa scored the first 12 points and led 19-4 with over a minute left in the first quarter. The Shock also outrebounded the Sun 42-27, grabbing 17 offensive boards.

Connecticut rebounded from its slow start and was ahead by a point with about 8 minutes left in the third quarter before Tulsa went ahead for good.

Sims’ two free throws gave the Shock a 51-46 advantage with 6:44 remaining in the third.

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