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Shock fall to Storm

The Seattle Storm defeated the Tulsa Shock, 101-74, on September 6, 2012 at the KeyArena in Seattle, WA.

The first quarter was a tight contest with Seattle edging Tulsa 26-24 on a layup from Ann Wauters with 1.5 seconds left.

At the start of the second quarter the Shock grabbed the lead on two Kayla Pedersen free throws with 8:53 left in the half. Seattle responded with a 10-0 run from 7:38 to 5:32 to make it 38-30. The Storm had a 13-3 run to close out the half from 3:30 until 27.3 seconds left. Seattle led Tulsa 53-40 at the half.

At the start of the third quarter a seven straight points from Seattles Lauren Jackson made their lead 20 at 60-40 with 8:17 left in the quarter. The Storm had another big run outscoring the Shock 11-3 from 3:23 to 34.4 seconds left to led 79-49 at the end of the third.

In the fourth quarter the Storm stayed consistent and the Shock couldnt make up the deficit.

Ivory Latta led the Shock with 18 points, while Riquna Williams earned 17. Roneeka Hodges grabbed a season-high seven boards.

Lauren Jackson led the Storm with a season-high 23 points in 14:28 on the court. Rookie Shekinna Stricklen grabbed eight rebounds and had 15 points.

Both teams combined to make 27 three-pointers, the most in WNBA history. The record was previously 25 Phoenix vs. Minnesota on July 22, 2007.

The 27-point margin gave Seattle is largest victory of the season and gave Tulsa its worst defeat.