TULSA, Oklahoma – Seattle basketball fans often lament the fact that their NBA team packed up and moved to Oklahoma several years ago.
But in the mean time, they can take solace in the fact that their WNBA team can still top Oklahoma's WNBA team.
The Seattle Storm used an 89-72 victory over Tulsa on Saturday night to hand the Shock their 12th straight loss.
The Storm controlled the game early, but a half-court buzzer beater from former OSU guard Andrea Riley seemed to give the Shock a bit of momentum going into halftime.
Tulsa was down 13 at the break, but rallied in the third quarter to pull to within 60-55 on a pair of free throws from Sheryl Swoopes.
But Seattle responded with a run of its own, 15-2, to distance itself from the Shock and close out the game.
Sue Bird had 29 points to lead the Storm.
Tiffany Jackson once again paced the Shock with 16 points and added seven boards and three blocks.
Liz Cambage and Ivory Latta also scored in double digits for the Shock (1-17).
Tulsa will host Indiana at 7 p.m. on August 5.