ORLANDO, Fla., June 8 (UPI) -- Shannon Johnson scored 11 of her career-high 35 points in the third overtime Saturday night as the Orlando Miracle outlasted the Cleveland Rockers, 103-99.
Orlando's Jessie Hicks opened the third extra session with a basket and Johnson scored with 3:41 remaining as the Miracle opened up a 90-86 advantage. The Rockers' Penny Taylor hit a three-pointer to cut the deficit to one 30 seconds later.
The Miracle got a layup by Brooke Wyckoff and a three-pointer from Johnson for a 95-89 cushion with 1:52 remaining. Johnson scored six points in the final 20 seconds to seal the victory.
Merlakia Jones missed a chance to win for Cleveland at the end of the first overtime while Johnson did the same for Orlando in the second extra session. Johnson slammed her hand on the scorer's table after her miss.
Hicks finished with a career-high 18 points off the bench.
Cleveland took a 71-68 lead on two free throws by Jones with 20 seconds left in regulation. The Miracle answered when Adrienne Johnson made one of two at the line, Orlando grabbed the offensive rebound and Katie Douglass scored to tie the game with 11 seconds to go.
The Rockers placed all five starters in double figures and were led by Taylor's 27 points and Chasity Melvin's 23.