In Seattle, Tina Thompson and Camille Little led the Storm with 31 combined points to help the Storm to a victory. Thompson also made all three of her threes. Shekinna Stricklen played 34 minutes off the bench and had 9 points and 10 rebounds. Even though the Storm won this game, it needs to be noted that the team had nine assists and 18 turnovers, and made only 31% of its shots, so it was a bad performance even with Thompson having a near vintage performance.
For Tulsa, the Shock goes to 0-2 in preseason, and had an unacceptable performance from the free throw line AND from the three point line where the black and gold was 61.1% (11-18) and 9.5% (2-21) from those areas respectively. If the Shock made more of its free throws, it could have won this game perhaps. With the latter stat on threes, Riquna Williams attempted eight threes, and made only one, while Roneeka Hodges was almost as inefficient with one made three out of five attempts. Candice Wiggins was zero out of four from the three.... Skylar Diggins put out a bad performance only making two out of ten shots for four points and NO free throw attempts.. The only notable stat for her: FIVE TURNOVERS to two assists.....WOW.... Hopefully that was just another bad day at the office. The good news for the Shock is that Glory Johnson had 13 points on 6-11 shooting, AND 18 rebounds plus two blocked shots.
I know some of you guys are snickering at me for saying the Shock will be the #4 team in the West. I am STILL standing by that. I WILL GO DOWN WITH COACH KLOP, SKY, SLAMBAGE, AND THE WHOLE SHIP! They'll get out of this funk. I'm confident that they will.
Maybe I'm being overly harsh because I couldn't watch this game since I'm in Washington, DC, not Washington State. But really. 31% shooting by both teams which both had a negative assist to turnover ratio with sub 10% three point shooting by one of the teams makes for one bad game no matter what way you slice it. If anyone was at this game to watch, it couldn't have been that entertaining. I hope this doesn't carry over into the regular season for either of these teams.
Seattle plays at LA on Sunday May 26 to kick of its regular season. And for Tulsa, Coach Klop, Diggins, and the gang get to travel to Atlanta next Saturday, May 25 to kick off the regular season.