The Tulsa Shock are playing much better basketball than they did last season, but it hasn't shown yet in the win column. Minnesota came into the BOK center Saturday night at pulled away from the Shock in the second half to win by 20, 93-73.
"That's by far the best team we've seen," Coach Gary Kloppenburg said. "I mean they're all very skilled, their bigs rebound hard and they don't really have any weaknesses. That second group in there could probably make the playoffs, their second five. They are really, really good. Coming off last night I thought we really battled them, down two at the half and you could feel it. The energy level wasn't there that second half. Our game was trying to create some turnovers, disrupt and we were just a step slow. They got some good open looks and they can really shoot the ball."
Maya Moore had 26 to lead the Lynx, while Jennifer Lacy had 15 points and Kayla Pedersen grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds in the losing effort.
With the loss, Tulsa falls to 0-8 on the season. Dating back to last season, the Shock are 3-39 in their last 42 games.