Final/OT

Shock 81

(17-12, 6-9 away)

Sky 82

(11-17, 7-6 home)

    6:00 PM ET, August 31, 2008

    1 2 3 4 OT T
    TUL 16 29 14 18 481
    CHI 25 13 22 17 582

    Top Performers

    Tulsa: K. Smith 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Chicago: C. Dupree 24 Pts, 8 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Dupree's 24 points, 8 boards, 7 assists lift Sky in OT

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- Candice Dupree had 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to help the Chicago Sky win their third straight game with a 82-81 overtime win over the Detroit Shock on Sunday night.

    Detroit's Katie Smith scored 23 points to become the third player in WNBA history to reach 5,000 points. Smith, who earned her third Olympic gold medal earlier this month, now has 5,022 points, trailing only Lisa Leslie (5,853) and Tina Thompson (5,281) on the all-time scoring list.

    "It's a testament to just being consistent and being able to go longevity-wise and taking care of business every night," Smith said. "Hats off to Lisa, Tina and I for being up there but those things will be broken and I'm sure many people will pass us by."

    Trailing by one with 3.3 seconds left, Smith missed a long 3-pointer at the buzzer. She slammed her fist against the scorers table in frustration.

    "[Smith is] a great veteran," said Chicago's Jia Perkins. "She's been in the league since it started and she's done so much for women's basketball. Congratulations to her and I'm sure she's going to score many more than that.

    After Perkins' jumper gave Chicago a two-point lead, Smith answered with a layup to tie it at 79. Sylvia Fowles hit a free throw and Dupree added two more to give the Sky a 82-79 lead with 47 seconds left.

    DuPree had a chance to give the Sky (11-17) the win in regulation, but her last-second runner bounced off the rim.

    Perkins scored 15 for the Sky, who had lost three of four going into the break but have won three straight since returning to action from the Olympic break. Fowles added 10 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks.

    "Detroit is one of the best teams in the league right now," Dupree said after Chicago won the season series 2-1. "So to win this series for us is pretty good. The fact that we're 3-0 is a huge confidence boost for us."

    Deanna Nolan scored 18 and Taj McWilliams-Franklin added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Detroit (17-12) .

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    Team Stat Comparison

      Tulsa Chicago
    Points 81 82
    FG Made-Attempted 31-74 (.000) 27-59 (.000)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-7 (.429) 3-8 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-20 (.000) 25-40 (.000)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 11-36 10-35
    Assists 22 20
    Turnovers 17 15
    Steals 10 8
    Blocks 2 6
    Fast Break Points 9 8
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 22 (0/0)