Ivory Latta leads Mystics past Shock

Veteran guard outshines Tulsa rookie Skylar Diggins as Washington wins opener

Originally Published: May 24, 2013
By Mechelle Voepel | espnW.com

TULSA, Okla. -- It's not as if the Tulsa Shock sent point guard Ivory Latta out the door without a second thought. To the contrary, she said, they made viable offers to keep her. She debated staying around for a fourth season in Oklahoma. But then Latta, a free agent, had a phone conversation with new Washington coach Mike Thibault.

"He was telling me exactly what he wanted me to do," Latta said. "And it was just an eye-opener. Like, wow, he really wants me to come and run this team. ...

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