Kristi Toliver reinvents herself

Fourth-year guard leads the Sparks in scoring, has become better defender

Updated: May 30, 2012, 9:26 PM ET
By Michelle Smith | espnW

Kristi Toliver's buzzer-beating 3-pointer to lift the Los Angeles Sparks over the Tulsa Shock on Tuesday night was a dramatic, exciting and memorable moment.

Add it to a growing list for the fourth-year point guard.

Toliver has become a load-carrier for the Sparks, who improved to 4-1 with the win to stay on the heels of unbeaten Minnesota in the Western Conference.

And that is something of a new role for the former Maryland star, who had not quite ...

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