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Postgame Quotes/Notes - Storm 83, Tulsa 72

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TONIGHT'S NOTES
  • The Storm won its seventh game this season when trailing entering the final period (7-2).
  • Tulsa dropped its eighth consecutive game. The losing streak is the longest in the WNBA this season.
  • Seattle took the lead for good in the fourth quarter during a 21-0 run, coming from down five to leading by a game high 16 points in a span of four minutes.
  • Seattle point guard Sue Bird played only 1:44 in the game before leaving with lower back pain. She did not return and will re-evaluated tomorrow.
  • Svetlana Abrosimova's 21 points were a season high and the most by a Storm reserve this season. Iziane Castro Marques (26 at New York, 7/22/06) holds the record for Storm bench scoring.
  • Tanisha Wright's 10 assists tied her career high for the second consecutive game. Wright added 10 points for the first double-double of her WNBA career. Wright is the first player besides Bird with a point-assist double-double in Storm history.
  • Tulsa held a 10-point lead at halftime and a five-point lead after three quarters. Before this game, the Shock had not lost a game this season when leading at the half.
  • The Shock forced the Storm into a season-high 24 turnovers, and Tulsa's 14 steals were also, the most steals given up by Seattle all season.
  • The Storm improved to 9-0 against Western Conference opponents.
  • The Storm made a season-low eight field goals in the first half, but surpassed that total with 10 in the third quarter alone.
  • June 27, 2010

    STORM HEAD COACH BRIAN AGLER:


    On the game:
    A lot of people made big plays and hit big shots. Tanisha Wright played really well down the stretch at the point, Svetlana Abrosimova and Lauren Jackson hit big shots and defensively I thought we were real solid near the end of the game.

    On facing the Shock's pressure:
    I think the best way to prepare for a team like this is to go through something like this. At least you have it on film and you have some experience. It’s been so long since we’ve played them and then you take Sue Bird out of the mix, it makes a big difference.

    STORM CENTER LAUREN JACKSON:


    On the game:
    We had so many opportunities to give up and no one did. I think that is something we’ve done all year.

    On the Storm:
    The girls were just unbelievable tonight and I think if we can keep chugging along up until the All-Star break, getting better each day, then I think we’ll have a pretty good lead.

    TULSA HEAD COACH NOLAN RICHARDSON:


    On the game:
    To be 10 points ahead at halftime against this team was remarkable for our girls. We just couldn’t hold onto it. Going down the stretch we went back to turning it over and they went back to hitting three-pointers.

    TULSA GUARD SCHOLANDA ROBINSON:


    I think we just got sloppy with the ball. We turned it over a few too many times, they started getting open looks and their confidence went up.

    TULSA FORWARD TIFFANY JACKSON:


    On the game:
    We just need to learn how to finish games. I don’t think we’ve learned that lesson yet and until we do it’ll keep biting us in the butt.

    2010 Postgame Quotes/Notes Archive