Shock Remains Winless With Close Loss To Seattle


Monday, June 2nd 2014, 12:18 am
By: News On 6


After going unbeaten in the preseason, the Tulsa Shock has found the meaningful games far more difficult to place into the win column, but Tulsa hasn't been far from hitting the mark.

The Shock, the WNBA's last remaining winless team at 0-5, has lost its first three games by four, one and three points, respectively, before falling to Phoenix by 22 on Friday. Sunday the Shock flirted with getting over the hump but loss No. 5 came in another nail biter, as the Seattle Storm held Tulsa off for a 62-60 decision.

Crystal Langhorne scored a season-high 23 points to lift the Storm, while Sue Bird and Tanisha Wright added 11 points apiece for Seattle (2-5), which snapped a two-game losing streak in its first home game since the season opener.

Glory Johnson scored a season-high 21 points and had nine rebounds to lead Tulsa.

Skylar Diggins scored on a drive to cut the lead to 62-60 with 33 seconds left after Bird had missed a 3-pointer. Camille Little missed a shot with 13.9 seconds left that Langhorne rebounded only to have Diggins steal the ball.

Tulsa called timeout to set up a play for Diggins, but Little tied her up for a jump ball with 5.1 seconds left. Little won the jump, Bird grabbed the loose ball and ran out the clock.

The Shock will return home on Friday for the first of a four-game homestand against Phoenix at 7 p.m.