Shock Crumbles In Fourth Quarter In Lopsided Loss

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 10:09 pm
By: News On 6

The Tulsa Shock kept Sunday night's contest against the Minnesota Lynx competitive for three quarters. Then Minnesota put the clamps on in the fourth – sparked by an 18-0 run – to put away the Shock 83-59 in Minneapolis.

Maya Moore scored 22 points to lead the Lynx, who improved to 17-4 on the season and clinched a playoff berth with the victory. Lindsay Whalen had 15 points and Seimone Augustus 14 for defending champion Minnesota, which won its fourth straight game.

Tulsa's Glory Johnson led the Shock (3-17) with 17 points as the team stayed winless on the road this season at 0-8 and lost its fourth straight game overall.

Minnesota shot 50 percent from the floor and outrebounded Tulsa 38-27 en route to its fourth victory over the Shock this season.

The Lynx only held a six-point lead heading into the final quarter but limited Tulsa to just seven points in the fourth to spark the 24-point win.

Johnson was the lone Shock player to score in double figures. Ivory Latta and Temeka Johnson scored nine a piece in the loss.

Tulsa is back on the road on Tuesday to face Connecticut at 6 p.m.