The Sparks were in real danger of ending their 17-game Staples Center winning streak. The Dream had led for most of the night, and they had just capitalized on an L.A. clock management error to take a two-point lead with 4.7 seconds left.
If ever there was a moment for Kristi Toliver.
The veteran guard had struggled all night, not hitting a jump shot until the fourth quarter. But Toliver’s made a living off of hitting clutch shots dating back to her college days, and the Sparks put the ball in her hands to save their night.