Shock end skids at three with 83-77 win over Lynx

Tulsa Shock

The Tulsa Shock stopped a three-game losing streak to the Minnesota Lynx this season with a hard-fought 83-77 victory at the Target Center on Friday night.TulsaShockwithOsage

Tulsa also stopped an overall three-game slump with the win, moving the team to 8-17 on the season.

Elizabeth Cambage started for the Shock and led her team with 27 points and eight rebounds on the night.

“Everything just finally came together,” Cambage said.  “We were working as a team, everyone was hitting shots. If I got doubled, we could hit the outside shot and if they left it open, I could go to work. It was just a good team game.”

It was a balanced offensive attack for the Shock.  Six players scored in double figures, as the Shock shot 50 percent (29-58) on the night.

Tulsa coach Gary Kloppenburg saw his team’s shooting performance as a factor.

“That (50 percent shooting) a big key for us,”  Kloppenburg said.  “We need to get into the mid-40s to beat anybody.

“I thought we did a good job tonight getting it inside to Cambage. We shot the ball pretty well from the perimeter, and we got to the free throw line. We wanted to get there 20+ times and we did that; we got there 25 times.”

Candace Wiggins’ three-pointer midway through the third quarter gave the Shock a lead (47-46) which they would not relinquish.

Seimone Augustus led all players with 29 points for the Lynx.