Lauren Jackson scores 23 in Storm’s easy WNBA victory over Shock
SEATTLE – Lauren Jackson scored a season-high 23 points to lead the Seattle Storm past the Tulsa Shock 101-74 in WNBA play on Thursday night.
Jackson scored 13 points in the first half and added 10 in a dominant third quarter. Her layup put Seattle (12-14) in front 68-44 with 5:30 left in the third. Jackson did not play in the fourth quarter.
Ivory Latta led Tulsa (6-21) with 18 points while Riquna Williams scored 17 and Glory Johnson added 15 as the Shock fell to 1-12 on the road this season.
All 11 Storm players scored.
Rookie Shekinna Stricklen had 15 points and Sue Bird and Tina Thompson added 11 each.
The Storm led by 13 points at halftime and Svetlana Abrosimova’s layup put Seattle in front 79-49 at the end of the third quarter.
Seattle coach Brian Agler called a timeout just 36 seconds into the second quarter following a jumper by Jennifer Lacy that tied the game at 26.
Agler shouted at a referee, then at his team when he sat down in front of them for a brief and terse conversation. Agler walked out of the huddle to pace with his arms folded.
Katie Smith’s 3-pointer 3:52 later put the Storm ahead 38-31.