Parker finished just shy of a triple double with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assist in the victory. Nneka Ogwumike finished with 21 points, despite an accidental celebratory head butt from teammate Parker, that resulted in Ogwumike bleeding down the left side of her face.
"When hype goes wrong", said Parker laughing. "It's not as bad as it looks, it turned into an and 1 at the line so it's all good," said Ogwumike on the cut above her eye from the accidental head butt.
The Sparks trailed by as many as 19 points in the second half made an amazing comeback that forced the game into two overtimes. Ogwumike scored 12 straight points in the overtime periods pushed them to within one game behind the Minnesota Lynx in the Western Conference.
"It was awesome for us to be down 19 and to come back like that," said Lindsey Harding. "We forced them to make extremely hard shots down the stretch. It's one of the best comebacks I've had in my career."
The Sparks began the fourth quarter down 58-39, and went to impressive 14-2 13-2 runs that outscored the Shock, along with causing them to commit seven turnovers.
With about a minute left Harding knocked down two free throws that tied the game at 66 all. Skylar Diggins made two free throws to tie the game again after a crucial Parker lay up.
Parker took the last shot in regulation and missed which forced the game into overtime.
After a back and forth see saw battle between both teams, Parker led the Sparks to a five point lead near the end of the first overtime. However the resilient Riqnua Williams knocked down a critical three pointer that brought the Shock within two points. After Alana Beard missed her second free throw, and Candice Wiggins made a clutch three pointer with 8 seconds left that tied the game.
With about six seconds remaining in the second over time, Parker blew past Tiffany Jackson-Jones for the right side lay up and the winning basket.
"That team that was the toughest is probably going to win because everybody's tired and everybody's legs are dead. That's kind of what we did," said Parker.
Candace Wiggins lead the Shock with 20 points, and Riqnua Williams finished with 17 points. Tulsa center Liz Cambage left the game with 6:30 left in the fourth quarter due to a left ankle sprain. She didn't return to the game and finished with 8 points and 14 rebounds.
Skylar Diggins who didn't start the game, came off the bench and finished with 9 points.
The Sparks will take the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday night at Staples Center before the go on a lengthy road trip.